Happy Ever After

Happy Ever After A Radical New Approach to Living Well - Penguin Psychology

Paperback (02 Jan 2020) | English

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Synopsis

'Smart, engaging and funny. It will make you question everything you think you know about what you want' Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women

Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health ... There are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap us and those around us.

In Happy Ever After, bestselling happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on a variety of studies ranging over wellbeing, inequality and discrimination to bust the common myths about our sources of happiness. He shows that there can be many unexpected paths to lasting fulfilment. Some of these might involve not going into higher education, choosing not to marry, rewarding acts rooted in self-interest and caring a little less about living forever.

By freeing ourselves from the myth of the perfect life, we might each find a life worth living.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141984490
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 158
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 12381
Number of pages: xviii, 225
Weight: 192g
Height: 130mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 15mm