Thursday, January 10, 2008

Geography of Bliss


How does happiness translate crossculturally?
This is the question Eric Weiner investigates in his recent book The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World.
Those interested in travel literature will especially find this exhilarating.
What impressed me the most, however, was how carefully contextualized the cultural references to Switzerland and Thailand were.
I recommend.
graph per amazon

2 comments:

Becca said...

Excellent read.
Have never been to Thailand but want to, now.

Rich said...

Brikena: Yes, what sold the book to me was how sound his contextualization of 'other' cultures was. Good times, good times.
Rich