One of the most disappointing books I have listened to. Just stumbled onto the title and it sounded interesting, it was downhill from there. Boring, repetitious. Boring, repetitious. Boring, repetitious. Boring, repetitious. Get the point yet?
I can't recommend this book. Overall, it wasn't very interesting. A few good points here and there is all. A reader who has NEVER thought about happiness will probably find the book good.
The cornball humor didn't bother me as much as the author's attitude toward the reader. I thought the author assumed a lot about the reader and his assumptions were wrong. He says, "you" this and "you" that, but it didn't apply to me, nor reflected what I thought. I felt he treats his readers like stupid people. There are other better books out there (like Blink, for example). I should have listened to the other reviewers who thought this book was not worth it before I bought it.
Provided great case studies and research in a very interesting format. Definitely changed the way that I think about happiness.
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.