• Happiness Is a Serious Problem

  • A Human Nature Repair Manual
  • By: Dennis Prager
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-27-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.4 (170 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When you ask people about their most cherished values in life, "happiness" is always at the top of the list. But surprisingly, few people claim real happiness. We seem to be completely satisfied with nothing, and indeed, there is little correlation between the circumstances of people's lives and how happy they are.
In this book, lecturer, theologian, philosopher, and Los Angeles radio personality Dennis Prager ruminates on what makes happiness such a serious problem to solve. He discusses the difference between happiness and success, and between happiness and fun, and how to adjust our expectations of life. Prager maintains that insatiable human nature makes lasting happiness profoundly difficult to achieve, but that nevertheless, it can be a reality. When happiness is treated with the same level of seriousness that people bring to life’s other tasks, it becomes immediately more tangible and thus achievable.
©1998 Dennis Prager (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Astonishing...anyone who feels unhappy more than he would like will benefit from reading this book." (Wall Street Journal)
"Prager's latest book challenges readers to realize that they—not any outside force—are the greatest obstacle to happiness.” (Los Angeles Times)
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By Migga on 04-12-15

Changed my life!

One of, if not the best book I've listened to. I was blown away at how the philosophies just make sense. A friend who's almost in his 60's recommended this book to me; I'm in my mid 30's. We come from MUCH different backgrounds, generations, education and income levels. That tells me that these ideas are universal. I really enjoyed that the author is religious but not pushy. I grew up in a religious home but am now atheist. I was never bothered or annoyed by the (minimal) Jewish references. I will be recommending this book to everyone I know, including my Mormon friends and therapist. I wasn't a huge fan of the reader, but the subject matter helped me get over it. I was hooked from the beginning and finished the book quickly. This is definitely something I will listen to more than once.

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By Rosemary on 05-07-10

Lots to think about!

Very thought provoking work, if you are a deep thinker. I enjoyed learning about happiness and this book taught me more about myself.
I did think the author did a disservice to "secular" people with generalizations about the group as a whole. Assuming that because they are secular they believe life is meaningless, goes too far.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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