• by Tal Ben-Shahar
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Can we really learn to be happy? Yes, we can. Each semester, nearly 1,400 students sign up for Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shahar's life-changing class "How to Get Happy". Currently it's the hottest course at Harvard, taken by 20 percent of graduates. In Happier, Professor Ben-Shahar brings the ideas of the Ivory Tower to Main Street, distilling the lessons and exercises from his course into an audio trove of practical wisdom. Grounded in the Positive Psychology movement, based on years of researching the works of scientists, academics, and philosophers, Happier emphasizes the importance of pursuing a life of both pleasure and meaning. Lessons, exercises, and "Happiness Boosters" cover self-esteem, empathy, friendship, love, achievement, creativity, spirituality, and humor.
Questions will help listeners identify activities that will make them happier immediately, as they apply what they've learned to school, work, and personal relationships. You'll discover that happiness, not money, is the ultimate currency, that we can't be happy unless we first give ourselves permission to be human, and that happiness isn't so elusive after all.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent Philosophy and Research

Would you listen to Happier again? Why?

Yes, I have listened to this 3 times so far and I will no doubt listen again

What was one of the most memorable moments of Happier?

None in particular, however I feel that the whole book is so relevant and informative to us all that the whole story is a must to be listened to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I have listened to it all in one sitting twice.

Any additional comments?

This is an area of psychology that I am extremely interested and passionate about - however, you do not need to have any psychology knowledge to follow the book or any of the research referenced as it is so well told it relates to everyday life and situations.

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- Mat

Worth Reading for Happiness Health and Life

Any additional comments?

The way the author very effectively approaches the topic of succeeding in spite of obstacles and dealing with setbacks and ' being tested by adversity' for healthy self esteem etc.

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- Nina Weissman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books