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2.0 out of 5 stars Pamphlet not a book, 1 July 2011
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To call this work a book is an insult to the word "book". It's really a pamphlet of 56 pages with lots of blank space and very large type - not really even a chapter in a serious book. (Actual text amounts to about 30 pages of normal type). The work itself is more like a high school student's paper on happiness after doing library research, which is presented in a story-like fashion with the author (physical therapist) talking and taking notes from the mouth of the "Old Professor". The notes and fantasized conversation are the work. If you are serious about reading on happiness studies the references included might be helpful as a place to begin and the work itself entertaining and minimally informative but there are better sources for this. I felt disgust after spending £10 with postage for what amounts to really 30 pages of an adolescent's school paper. MY HUMBLE OPINION.
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Initial post: 1 Feb 2012 11:58:02 GMT
What better sources would you recommend?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2012 07:11:16 GMT
Marcolorenzo says:
I WOULD RECOMMEND ARISTOLE AND SENECA

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2012 11:33:03 GMT
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Seneca's letters & essays are profound. Might be my top recommendations as well... along with Plato, Epicurus, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius...
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