- Narrated by: Todd Kashdan
- Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-21-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kashdan is a PhD in psychology and has written numerous articles and lectures on positive psychology. Using science, a bit of philosophy, and a lot of charm, Kashdan seeks to make you so curious you will become happy too.
In Curious? Dr. Todd Kashdan offers a profound new message missing from so many books on happiness: the greatest opportunities for joy, purpose, and personal growth don't, in fact, happen when we're searching for happiness. They happen when we are mindful, when we explore what's novel, and when we live in the moment and embrace uncertainty. Positive events last longer and we can extract more pleasure and meaning from them when we are open to new experiences and relish the unknown.
Dr. Kashdan uses science, story, and practical exercises to show you how to become what he calls a curious explorer - a person who's comfortable with risk and challenge and who functions optimally in an unstable, unpredictable world. Here's a blueprint for building lasting, meaningful relationships, improving health, increasing creativity, and boosting productivity. Aren't you curious to know more?
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Desalegn on 02-13-12
Great thesis, but a bit preachy in some places
What made the experience of listening to Curious? the most enjoyable?
I never review books. I am writing here because I think the thesis this book raises is quite important. I have finished listening to it.
My expectation was a solid scientific work, with little wish-washy stories. Yes, it has some research-based claims. And the argument that
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By Hans on 04-29-09
Transformative & Engaging
Being curious is more important than you might think & after listening to this book you will know why! Curious? is filled with a wealth of practical advice through which Todd Kashdan makes it easy for everyone to become more curious and live a more meaningful & fulfilling life. This isnt one of those phony self-help books where you dont know if they will work. The insights of this book are based on rigorous scientific research by the author himself and many other researchers. It is an important addition to the positive psychology literature and now it is time for the research on curiosity to pay off and make a difference in your and peoples lives. Last but not least, Todd is a wonderful narrator and I really enjoyed listening to him bringing his book to life.
If you're still not curious enough you really need to listen to this book!
5 of 7 people found this review helpful