The Happiness Myth: The Historical Antidote to What Isn't Working Today by Jennifer HechtThe Happiness Myth: The Historical Antidote to What Isn't Working Today by Jennifer Hecht

The Happiness Myth: The Historical Antidote to What Isn't Working Today

byJennifer Hecht

Paperback | February 5, 2008

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Jennifer Michael Hecht explodes the myths about happiness, liberating us from the message that there's only one way to care for our hearts, minds, and bodies.

Jennifer Michael Hecht is a philosopher, historian, and award-winning poet. She is the author ofDoubt: A HistoryandThe End of the Soul; the latter won the Phi Beta Kappa Society's 2004 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. Hecht's books of poetry includeThe Next Ancient WorldandFunny. She earned her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and t...
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Title:The Happiness Myth: The Historical Antidote to What Isn't Working TodayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:February 5, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060859504

ISBN - 13:9780060859503

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wise ideas and dry humour Hecht marries real scholarship with dry humour, creating a book that is part historical overview and part guide for living a good life. The final chapter offers a series of questions for self-examination: if you want to be happier, would you try these ideas?
Date published: 2017-02-09

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