Bringing together the latest insights from psychiatry, psychology and philosophy, Daniel Nettle sheds light on happiness, the most basic of human desires. Nettle examines whether people are basically happy or unhappy, whether success can make us happy, what sort of remedies to unhappiness work, why some people are happier than others and much more.
"Happiness" offers a remarkable portrait of the feeling that poets, politicians and philosophers all agree truly makes the world go round.
The purpose of the Summer Book Read is to:
The topic of the book is explored in various ways throughout the academic year.
|2012||“Tears of the Desert” by Halima Bashir|
|2011||"Zoli" by Colum McCann|
|2010||"Acts of Faith" by Eboo Patel|
|2009||"The Woman Warrior" and "China Men" by Maxine Hong Kingston|
|2008||"Field Notes from a Catastrophe" by Elizabeth Kohlbert|
|2007||"SOLD" by Patricia McCormick|
|2006||"Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder|
|2005||"Love in the Driest Season" by Neely Tucker|
|2004||"Rabbit-Proof Fence" by Doris Pilkington|
|2003||"Mother to Mother" by Sindiwe Magona|
|2002||"A Beautiful Mind" by Sylvia Nasar|
|2001||"The Color of Water" by James McBride|
|2000||"The Call of Service" by Robert Coles|
|1999||"Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom|