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It focuses on particular types of people rather than the generality of Happiness
on 30 September 2017
I much preferred her other book "The How of Happiness" because this book focuses on particular types of people rather than the generality of Happiness. The first part of the book mostly looks at failing spousal relationships which isn't of interest to me. The second part of the book focuses on work and money, advising to buy experiences, be happy in your job and spend wisely, which is OK. The third and final part of the book looks at coping with illness, deluded ambitions and getting old, so doesn't apply once again. In short only 2 of the 10 chapters related to me. The other major problem with this book is that Lyubomirsky is an advocate of Positive Psychology yet all of the chapter headings are negative! For example "I can't be happy because I'm broke" and "I'll be happy when I'm married".