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Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life (Paperback)
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Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/01/2015
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How can we make it easier to be happy?

Using the latest cutting-edge research, Professor Paul Dolan reveals that wellbeing isn't about how we think - it's about what we do. By making deliberate choices that bring us both pleasure and meaning, we can redesign our lives for maximum happiness - without thinking too hard about it.

'Bold and original ... what I wish for my grandchildren: a life that is rich in activities both pleasurable and meaningful' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast and Slow

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141977539
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'It tells us what matters to us. Few books change one's life; in 48 hours this has improved mine . . . Anyone who wonders if they are living their lives as fully as they might will find ideas worth thinking about in this engaging, persuasive book' - Jenni Russell, The Sunday Times 

'Dolan is especially illuminating when it comes to bigger life-choices . . . Dolan makes a persuasive case that happiness might really be simple. His book is a powerful reminder not to get caught up in overthinking things, but to focus instead on maximising what actually delivers joy . . . and most of us would benefit from listening to him' - Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian 

'[Dolan's] discoveries at once confound your expectations and provide an appreciable way of acting on that knowledge . . . full of facts that make you go: "Huh."' - Richard Godwin, The Evening Standard 

'Dolan's book is aimed at the lay reader who wants to be more cheerful without recourse to airy-fairy notions of spirituality or philosophy' - Rowan Pelling, The Telegraph 

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“The pursuit of happiness just got academic”

As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour.... More

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