Friday, January 25, 2013

Five notable books on happiness

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on happiness:
The Happiness Advantage
by Shawn Achor

While many comparable works detail actions which will lead to subsequent happiness, Shawn Achor reverses the order, suggesting that realized self-worth and confidence are the building blocks through which our goals are best achieved. His book culminates a decade spent researching "positive psychology" at Harvard, and teaching a seminar in happiness that became the university’s most popular course. Advantage makes a powerful case that the ability to express optimism can serve as a formative act of courage.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see: six books that examine the idea of happiness, five top books on happiness through negative thinking, and Maria Popova's seven top books on happiness.

--Marshal Zeringue