Kenny's new book is The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West.
One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Happiness: A History by Darrin M. McMahonRead about the other books on the list.
Before asking whether humanity is "doing better" today, it's best to ask, "better at what?" McMahon tackles that question through a beautiful, accessible history of thought about the life well-lived — what it is that people through the ages have said they're striving for.
The Page 69 Test: Happiness: A History.