What makes different people in different countries happy? Eric Weiner takes on this task in his travelogue “The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World.” As Eric Weiner explains in the opening of his book, he took off on a world journey to, “I hoped, find some happiness along the way. I’ve always believed that happiness is just around the corner. The trick is finding the right corner.”
The book takes the reader through ten of the happiest and least happiest places one earth in an attempt to tweak out what makes people happy. The NY Times has published an excerpt from the first few pages for those that want to experience a taste of the author’s style before checking out the entire book.