Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Six books that examine the idea of happiness

Sonja Lyubomirsky's latest book is The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, But Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, But Does.

One of her six favorite books that examine the idea of happiness, as told to The Week magazine:
Little Children by Tom Perrotta

Perrotta's comic novel about suburban parents caught in a set of loveless, passionless marriages points to an inescapable fact about romantic expectations: Marriage isn't what it's cracked up to be. Fortunately, there is a path forward.
Read about the other books on the list.

Sarah from Little Children is one of the ten worst mothers in fiction.

Sonja Lyubomirsky's The How of Happiness is one of Oliver Burkeman's ten best self-help gurus.

--Marshal Zeringue