• by Tal Ben-Shahar
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Can we really learn to be happy? Yes, we can. Each semester, nearly 1,400 students sign up for Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shahar's life-changing class "How to Get Happy". Currently it's the hottest course at Harvard, taken by 20 percent of graduates.In Happier, Professor Ben-Shahar brings the ideas of the Ivory Tower to Main Street, distilling the lessons and exercises from his course into an audio trove of practical wisdom. Grounded in the Positive Psychology movement, based on years of researching the works of scientists, academics, and philosophers, Happier emphasizes the importance of pursuing a life of both pleasure and meaning. Lessons, exercises, and "Happiness Boosters" cover self-esteem, empathy, friendship, love, achievement, creativity, spirituality, and humor.Questions will help listeners identify activities that will make them happier immediately, as they apply what they've learned to school, work, and personal relationships. You'll discover that happiness, not money, is the ultimate currency, that we can't be happy unless we first give ourselves permission to be human, and that happiness isn't so elusive after all.


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Great Book

Great Book. It has changed my perceptions on life. Much of it is common sense when you think about it. But many times, we have to clean the cob webs from our mind to see it by readin a well written and well read book like this. Very enjoyable.
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- John

Simple and Engaging

I listened to this audio book on the drive to and from school. Tal-Ben Shahar's work is seminal to positive psychology and the the inner work of happiness.

The reader does a fantastic job conveying Shahar's passion and insight.
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- Patrick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-30-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books