The Happiness Myth by Jennifer Michael Hecht
Why What We Think Is Right Is Wrong

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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.

 

About Jennifer Michael Hecht

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Jennifer Michael Hecht is the author of "Doubt: A History" and two award-winning books of poetry, "The Next Ancient World" and "Funny," She is a contributor to "The New York Times" and "The Washington Post" and is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 368 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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He’s absent from those lists of quotable happiness quotes that litter self-help books and the Web, and he isn’t among the many dozens of sources cited — from Ecclesiastes to Thomas Jefferson to Willy Wonka — in Jennifer Michael Hecht’s new book, “The Happiness Myth: Why What We Think Is Right Is ...

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Spirituality & Practice

She identifies four essentials of happiness found in wisdom literature, philosophy, psychology, and self-help: • Know yourself • Control your desires • Take what's yours.

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