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"What's It all About, Alfie?" goes the popular song. "Is that All There Is?" asks songstress Peggy Lee? Well, everyone has his or her own answer to these questions. In this audiobook you will find one man's opinion about what leads to happiness and fulfillment in life. In his seventy-seventh year of life, and after treating children and adults for fifty years, adult and child psychiatrist Calvin Colarusso M.D. has some reflections that you might find interesting, even enlightening and helpful.

With wry humor, insight and possibly even some wisdom, Dr. Colarusso describes the four major factors and experiences that are most likely to produce happiness and fulfillment. His in-depth knowledge of the human condition, resulting from more than seven decades of personal experience and listening to the life histories of thousands of children, adolescents and adults of all ages, provides a unique fund of knowledge about life.

In Pursuit of Happiness and Fulfillment describes the importance of:

  • Physical and mental health
  • Loving relationships
  • The ability to be comfortably alone
  • The role of change throughout life
  • The limited value of money and possessions
  • The acceptance of time limitation and personal death
  • The value of work and play
  • The need for "Wow!" moments.

Dr. Colarusso is a practicing child and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, he continues to treat patients, write for professionals and the general public, and teach nationally and internationally. His books on various aspects of the human experience from infancy to late adulthood may be found at

©2012 Calvin A. Colarusso, M.D. (P)2012 Calvin A. Colarusso, M.D.

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