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Thrive

Thrive

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by Dan Buettner, Michael McConnohie
     
 

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In the first book to identify demographically proven happiness hotspots worldwide, researcher and explorer Dan Buettner documents the happiest people on earth and reveals how we can create our own happy zones. Detailing extraordinary new discoveries and meticulous research on four continents, Buettner observes happiness in unlikely places and gleans surprising

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In the first book to identify demographically proven happiness hotspots worldwide, researcher and explorer Dan Buettner documents the happiest people on earth and reveals how we can create our own happy zones. Detailing extraordinary new discoveries and meticulous research on four continents, Buettner observes happiness in unlikely places and gleans surprising insight into what generates contentment and what it means to thrive. Intriguing studies debunk commonly believed myths. Think life was happier in the good old days? To the contrary, data shows that people flourish more in modern societies than in traditional, agrarian ones. Marriage, parenthood, gender equality, sociability – you'll be astonished at how (or whether) these factors figure in the happiness equation.

Editorial Reviews

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"[Buettner] offers a framework to strive for: seeking tradition, community, and calm as a starting point for happiness that lasts." - Publishers Weekly

"A superbly produced, life-changing audio."  - AudioFile Magazine

Library Journal
In this follow-up to his New York Times best-selling The Blue Zones (2008)—also available from Dreamscape Audio and read by Michael McConnohie (www.michaelmcconnohie.com)—Buettner (founder, Quest Network) draws on the latest research on longevity as well as on his own findings, offering colorful portraits of happy people across the globe and showing how climate, culture, government, and personal choice all contribute to personal well-being. McConnohie's narration could be a bit livelier, given the subject matter, but most libraries will still want a copy of this title owing to the high demand for Blue Zones, a chapter from which is included here. An alternate, wittier look at the link between geography and happiness is Eric Weiner's The Geography of Bliss.—Beth Farrell, Cleveland State Univ. Law Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611200010
Publisher:
Dreamscape Media
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, and author. He founded Blue Zones™ to research and publicize the world’s best practices in health, longevity, and happiness. A pioneer in exploration and education, he has traveled the world to answer some of science’s biggest questions. Dan’s National Geographic cover story on Blue Zones was one of the top-selling covers in the magazine’s history, and the book hit The New York Times bestseller list.

READER BIO

Michael McConnohie has done extensive voice work for countless cartoons, video games, commercials, and audiobooks.  He is the President of the Nevada-based Voxworks voice-acting corporation.  Michael’s audiobook credits include narrating Fritjof Capra’s The Tao of Physics, Stuart M. Kaminsky’s Earphones Award-winning Always Say Goodbye, Noah Boyd’s The Bricklayer, and C. David Heyman’s Liz: An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor.

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