The Happiness of Pursuit is smart, honest, and dangerous. Why dangerous? Because it is as practical as it is inspiring. You won't just be daydreaming about your quest - you'll be packing for it! (Brene Brown, author of New York Times bestseller Daring Greatly)
It's not easy to dream big - and it's not easy to turn that dream into reality. The brilliant Chris Guillebeau provides the essential blueprint for those of us for whom the happiness of pursuit - such as Chris's successful quest to visit every country in the world - is a key part of the pursuit of happiness (Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project)
If you like complacency and mediocrity, do not read this book. It's dangerously inspiring. It will make you want to do amazing things with your life. You may not end up visiting every country on Earth or directing a global protest from the top of a tree (I certainly won't), but Chris made me want to dive into an adventure. The Happiness of Pursuit is a how-to guide for avoiding a boring life. (A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically)
The incredible quests Chris Guillebeau explores in The Happiness of Pursuit, including his own to visit every country, left me feeling exhausted. Of course, as a person who works from home, I limit my quests most days to taking a shower. Bottom line: these stories are inspiring-and very, very entertaining." (Joel Stein, columnist for Time magazine and author of Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity)
Chris Guillebeau is a true Renaissance Man. In The Happiness of Pursuit he shows us how the power of a quest
can transform lives. Adventure comes in many forms, but having the courage to pursue one's true calling is what defines a life worth living. Guillebeau inspires readers to do just that, no matter whom they are or where their passions lie. This is a must-read for anyone seeking that spark of insight that will ignite the inner fire.
Could be nothing short of life changing. (Forbes)
Fabulous . . .well-written, entertaining, and inspiring. (Huffington Post)