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Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Little Brown & Co
Publication date June 2, 2015
Pages 849
Binding Hardcover
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316208246
ISBN-10 0316208248
Dimensions 2.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2.50 lbs.
Original list price $30.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism--and why we need it now more than ever.

In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism--genuine concern for the well-being of others--could be the saving grace of the 21st century. It is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. Ricard's message has been taken up by major economists and thinkers, including Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and George Soros.

Matthieu Ricard makes a robust and passionate case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our society. It's a fresh outlook on an ardent struggle--and one that just might make the world a better place.

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Hardcover
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With Sam Gordon (other contributor), Charlotte Mandell (other contributor) | Italian edition edition from Little Brown & Co (June 2, 2015)
9780316208246 | details & prices | 849 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 2.25 in. | 2.50 lbs | List price $30.00
About: The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism--and why we need it now more than ever.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780316208239
 
from Back Bay Books (June 14, 2016)
9780316208239 | details & prices | 864 pages | List price $19.99
About: "A careful, detailed, hard-nosed assessment of what is needed both for individual happiness and for the welfare of the planet.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Dan Woren (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 2, 2015)
9781478986959 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 2.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $50.00
About: [Read by Dan Woren] The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism -- and why we need it now more than ever.

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