Happiness Is A Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual by Dennis PragerHappiness Is A Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual by Dennis Prager

Happiness Is A Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual

byDennis Prager

Paperback | December 31, 1998

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In this unique blend of self-help and moral philosophy, perfect for fans of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project or Dan Harris’ 10% Happier, talk-radio host Dennis Prager shows us that happiness isn’t just a value—it’s a moral obligation.


When you ask people about their most cherished values, “happiness” is always at the top of the list. In this enduring happiness manifesto, Prager examines how happiness not only makes us better people, but has an effect on the lives of everyone around us—providing them with a positive environment in which to thrive and be happy themselves.

Achieving that happiness won't be easy, though: to Prager, it requires a continuing process of counting your blessings and giving up any expectations that life is supposed to be wonderful. "Can we decide to be satisfied with what we have?" he asks. "A poor man who can make himself satisfied with his portion will be happier than a wealthy man who does not allow himself to be satisfied." Prager echoes other political commentators in complaining that too many people today see themselves as victims; he submits that the only way to achieve your desires is to take responsibility for your life rather than blaming others.

If you're willing to put some thought into achieving a happier outlook, you will find plenty to mull over in Happiness Is a Serious Problem.


Dennis Prager writes a syndicated column, hosts a radio show carried by 120 stations, and appears regularly on major Fox venues. He is the author ofHappiness Is a Serious ProblemandThink a Second Time.
Title:Happiness Is A Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair ManualFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 inPublished:December 31, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060987359

ISBN - 13:9780060987350


Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite Dennis Prager book One of my favourite intellectuals takes a look at what he feels is the best way to be happy. He looks at human nature, society expectations and even his personal life to create an interesting guide that will appeal to Conservatives, liberals and those who have no political affiliation. I could not recommend it more highly
Date published: 2016-12-08

From Our Editors

Human nature is both our blessing and our curse, for it is easy to predict but impossible to control. Happiness Is A Serious Problem, by Dennis Prager, is a new book that examines this phenomenon. Prager explains that human nature is actually an obstacle to happiness because it is insatiable. The author believes that once they understand this, people can follow certain guidelines and experience lasting happiness.

Editorial Reviews

"(Prager) has an astonishing ability to state simle truths we hadn't heard articulated before, at least not so clearly, in a way that makes their truthfulness immediately and powerfully obvious." (The Wall Street Journal)