Happiness Myth; Why What We Think Is Right Is Wrong

By Jennifer Hecht, Harper Collins, NY, 2007. 322 pages, notes, index.

A well-written and intriguing historical review of the pursuit of happiness.  Some of the author’s understandings of Buddhism are dubious. Her general empathy for Stoicism is refreshing and makes you think. I found this a liberating book. Partly an expose on the effects of cultural expectations on how we decide who we are and when we are actually happy or not .

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About thompsondavid

Artist, Italophile, happily retired software person. I read widely and am constantly finding wonderful things to discover and share. BA in English Literature, Masters in Library Science.
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