New review for The Lost Art of Happiness


From: New Age Retailer

Happiness has many interpretations. Dobrin, a former Peace Corps volunteer and cofounder of an Amnesty International group in New York, suggests that modern society has lost sight of the most constructive ones. The premise he is exploring in this book is simple: meaningful happiness comes from relationships and not possessions. (It is something many people seem to be discovering as they are forced to downsize by the economic climate.) He cites theology, evolution, biology, morality, and psychology to make his case. He takes his discourse through many cultures, examining family, marriage, friends, sensual pleasures, attachments, education, the meaning of work, empathy, and compassion. His discourse is illustrated with his own, global experiences. The book is well thought out and thought provoking. It is not a how-to but rather a look-at. The ideas will resonate with many of your customers, a lot of whom will be happy to know that someone has put these thoughts into words.

Written to be accessible to the non-scholar, there’s also a fabulous reference section at the end for the more tenacious reader.

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