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The pursuit of happiness and why it's making us anxious, Ruth Whippman

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The pursuit of happiness and why it's making us anxious
Title
The pursuit of happiness and why it's making us anxious
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Whippman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As your average cynical Brit, when Ruth Whippman moves to California, it seems to her that the American obsession with finding happiness is driving everyone crazy. But soon she starts to get sucked in. She meditates and tries 'mindful dishwashing'. She attends a self-help course that promises total transformation (and learns that all her problems are her own fault). She visits a strange Nevada happiness dystopia (with one of the highest suicide rates in America), delves into the darker truths behind the influential 'science of happiness', and even ventures to Utah, where she learns God's personal secret to eternal bliss. Ultimately she stumbles upon a more effective, less self-involved, less anxiety-inducing way to find contentment
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
EQO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whippman, Ruth
Dewey number
158.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness
  • Contentment
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
The pursuit of happiness and why it's making us anxious, Ruth Whippman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-274)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057596495
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780091959159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945114127
Label
The pursuit of happiness and why it's making us anxious, Ruth Whippman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-274)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057596495
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780091959159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945114127

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