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More of a special interest book, but should be helpful to some,
This review is from: The Joy of Work?: Jobs, Happiness and You (Paperback)
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A useful book if you are looking to evaluate or re-evaluate your work situation. If you are dissatisfied at work or interested in happiness - work research. However, for the casual reader it is not like a "freakonomics" read.
There are practical tips and quizzes, so if you are dissatisfied, it could help you. But the writing is not the easiest in places being some times on the academic side.
It does make the point that happiness is often relative (millionaires are generally no happier than non-millionaires as they are just as likely to compare themselves to billionaires - as non-millionaires to millionaires - and make themselves feel relatively poor!) and if you measure yourself against factors outside your control then happiness becomes somewhat outside your control.
More of a special interest book, but should be helpful to some.