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"Riveting... Brilliantly synthesising ancient cultural insights with modern psychology and even holding out some faint hope that your happiness, if not your tallness, might be marginally adjustable after all." (Sunday Times)
"Marvellous... Haidt...takes us on an extraordinary journey... I don't think I've ever read a book that laid out the contemporary understanding of the human condition with such simple clarity and sense." (James Flint Guardian)
"A superbly argued, crystal clear and intelligent blend of new directions in contemporary experimental psychology with traditional philosophical thought... And you know what? Reading it did actually make this reviewer happier." (Arena)
"A delightful book... By some margin the most intellectually substantial book to arise from the 'Positive Psychology' movement." (Nature)
"With singular gusto, Haidt measures ten 'Great Ideas' against past/present research in psychology and science. "LJ" 's verdict: Dr. Phil et al. don't have diddly on the old-school sages. No man is an island, indeed, and no modern reader should be without this carefully considered demystification of life" (Library Journal Best Books 2006)
A brilliantly original exploration of what we can learn about the meaning of human life and how we should live our lives, drawing both on the wisdom of the great thinkers and on the insights of modern science. For all readers of Alain de Botton.See all Product Description
Brilliant book. I recommend it a lot. Best introduction to psychology ever!Published 1 month ago by psychothriller
I first read this after my nephew had had a serious fall in the States a number of years ago. I was intrigued because the author was at that point at the University of Virginia and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by P D MacDonald
I definitely recommend it.
Not a literary master-piece, too speculative at times - as he himself confesses so - and a bit careless when dealing with `side subjects`. Read more
This is my favourite book of all time. I actually love it so much, that I buy copies of it for my friends and family, just because I think they need to read it so much. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Samuel J. Patterson
I wish i have read this book earlier. It is definitely on my top 10 favorite books, i would recommend to anyonePublished 6 months ago by Anthony Charalampous
I recomend it; well balanced, and concise enough while keeping you in grip; It covers ideas to help such as meditation, cognitive behavioural therapy and prozac, as well as the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by stephan Tyack