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Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blacksmith Corp
Publication date June 1, 1999
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786115372
ISBN-10 0786115378
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $29.95
Other format details audio
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Summaries and Reviews
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In this unique blend of self-help and moral philosophy, perfect for fans of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project or Dan Harris’ 10% Happier, talk-radio host Dennis Prager shows us that happiness isn’t just a value—it’s a moral obligation.

 

When you ask people about their most cherished values, “happiness” is always at the top of the list. In this enduring happiness manifesto, Prager examines how happiness not only makes us better people, but has an effect on the lives of everyone around us—providing them with a positive environment in which to thrive and be happy themselves.

Achieving that happiness won't be easy, though: to Prager, it requires a continuing process of counting your blessings and giving up any expectations that life is supposed to be wonderful. "Can we decide to be satisfied with what we have?" he asks. "A poor man who can make himself satisfied with his portion will be happier than a wealthy man who does not allow himself to be satisfied." Prager echoes other political commentators in complaining that too many people today see themselves as victims; he submits that the only way to achieve your desires is to take responsibility for your life rather than blaming others.

If you're willing to put some thought into achieving a happier outlook, you will find plenty to mull over in Happiness Is a Serious Problem.

 



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060392192
 
from Harpercollins (March 1, 1998)
9780060392192 | details & prices | 179 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Presents insights and techniques to help readers understand, attain, and maintain happiness despite human nature's tendency to be insatiable
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060987350
 
from Avon A (January 1, 1999)
9780060987350 | details & prices | 179 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Presents insights and techniques to help readers understand, attain, and maintain happiness despite human nature's tendency to be insatiable
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781441744104
 
With Jeff Riggenbach (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (March 1, 2013)
9781441744104 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Offers techniques for reducing expectations in order to achieve long-lasting happiness.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786115136 Book cover for 9780786115372
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Jeff Riggenbach | from Blacksmith Corp (June 1, 1999)
9780786115372 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $29.95
About: In this unique blend of self-help and moral philosophy, perfect for fans of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project or Dan Harris’ 10% Happier, talk-radio host Dennis Prager shows us that happiness isn’t just a value—it’s a moral obligation.
With Jeff Riggenbach (other contributor) | from Blackstone Audio Inc (March 1, 1999)
9780786115136 | details & prices | 7.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $32.95
About: Offers techniques for reducing expectations in order to achieve long-lasting happiness.

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