Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Capital of Happiness

Finding Bliss on a Map
In The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, former NPR foreign correspondent Eric Weiner takes us on a world tour with a twist. Off to Iceland, Bhutan, Qatar, Holland, Switzerland, Thailand and India he goes to try to figure out why residents say they're happy. The answers end up being simple (you might not be happy in Bhutan but the Bhutanese sure are) and this read is also simply well worth it.