The Book of Happiness by Joseph Peter

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Discover the book that puts a face on happiness

In 2009, photographer Joseph Peter traveled through fifty African nations in seventy-five days and shot 150,000 images—mostly portraits of joyous, proud, glorious faces. He photographed presidents and heads of state, soldiers and workers, and children of all ages. He captured their smiles, their laughter, their humanity.

He captured their happiness.

First collected in a special handmade leather-bound edition, Joseph Peter’s “book of happiness” was originally presented to Nelson Mandela as a heartfelt personal gift. Now, with this stunning paperbound edition, you can experience for yourself the joyful spirit of a place and its people—a dazzling and optimistic vision of Africa that is as simple, beautiful, and universal as a child’s smile.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Joseph Peter

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JOSEPH PETER is a former professional soccer player, a tech entrepreneur, and an artist/photographer. He is also a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team, a group of emerging photographers sponsored by the tech company for their uncompromising work and vision. He lives in New York.

Author Residence: New York

Author Hometown: Winchester, MA
Published January 1, 2013 by Spiegel & Grau. 128 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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