Don't judge a book by it's cover; the cover was interesting, the book stunk. The content is packaged deceptively, and is misleading regarding content.
Don't get me wrong; if you're looking for a gigantic collection of seemingly unrelated psychology studies without conclusion or implication, then this is your book. However, the description of this book and the actual content are extremely different. Frankly, I didn't get anything out of it. I only finished it out of sheer un-human amounts perseverence and grit.
The Narrator/Writer Daniel gilbert has extraordinary way of explaining the various facts and was like some superhit movie that he was able to keep the listener's interest ON untill the end of the book
It was perfect from the start to the finish. Wouldn't change anything
Listened to sample, sounded like it could be good. It's not at all what I expected. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY
Although I am very interested in, and have read a fair amount about positive psychology, I found this book almost unlistenable. Found my happiness in switching to another book.
I always enjoy a good review of the literature preceding a social psychology hypothosis, but, based on the title of this book, was expecting a more definitive conclusion. This book left me feeling that the author had attempted to study a bubble by dissecting it and, quite predictably, the results were both disapointing and somewhat depressing.
Painfully corny, boring and unfortunately, unenlightening. Yoga, meditation and Pema Chadron are all more life-changing and happiness-inducing.