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The Geography of Bliss After years as a foreign correspondent for NPR, self-described grump Weiner sought some happy destinations for a change. The resulting book, The Geography of BlissNonfiction, Memoir After years as a foreign correspondent for NPR, self-described grump Weiner sought some happy destinations for a change. The resulting book, 2008-01-11Twelve
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The Geography of Bliss

Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir; Author: Eric Weiner; Publisher: Twelve

After years as a foreign correspondent for NPR, self-described grump Weiner sought some happy destinations for a change. The resulting book, The Geography of Bliss — part travelogue, part inquiry into the nature of contentment — takes him to 10 countries, from Holland to Qatar to Bhutan, which measures its people’s Gross National Happiness. He encounters many supposed roads to bliss: drugs, wealth, meditation, rotten shark meat (apparently a delicacy in Iceland). Occasionally lapsing into generalizations and glibness, Eric Weiner’s book may not induce bliss, but it offers engaging, thought-provoking armchair traveling. B

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