The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky
What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does

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Lyubomirsky has produced a smart, lively read that interprets the science for lay readers and offers advice for building a more satisfying life.
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The bestselling author of The How of Happiness reveals how to find opportunity in life’s thorniest moments
 
Focusing on life’s biggest, messiest moments, Sonja Lyubomirsky provides readers with the clear-eyed vision they need to build the healthiest, most satisfying life. Lyubomirsky argues that we have been given false promises—myths that assure us that lifelong happiness will be attained once we hit the culturally confirmed markers of adult success. This black-and-white vision of happiness works to discourage us from recognizing the upside of any negative and limits our potential for personal growth. A corrective course on happiness and a call to regard life’s twists and turns with a more open mind, The Myths of Happiness shares practical lessons that prove we are more adaptable than we think we are. It empowers readers to look beyond their first response, sharing scientific evidence that often it is our mindset—not our circumstances—that matters most.
 

About Sonja Lyubomirsky

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SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Her research— on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness— has been honored with a Science of Generosity grant, a John Templeton Foundation grant, a Templeton Positive Psychology Prize, and a million-dollar grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Lyubomirsky's 2008 book, The How of Happiness, has been translated into nineteen languages. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her family.
 
Published January 3, 2013 by Penguin Books. 321 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Marcia Kaye on Jan 18 2013

Lyubomirsky has produced a smart, lively read that interprets the science for lay readers and offers advice for building a more satisfying life.

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