You see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elements of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, excercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding our individuality, all in an effort to help us realize our innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in our lives. Drawing upon years of pioneering research with thousands of men and women, The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who have sought to take their happiness into their own hands.
“Finally we have a self-help book from a reputable scientist whose advice is based on the best experimental data… The How of Happiness is smart, fun, and interesting–and unlike almost every other book on the same shelf, it also happens to be true.”
–Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University professor of psychology and author of Stumbling on Happiness
“A guide to sustaining your newfound contentment.” —Psychology Today
“Lyubomirsky’s central point is clear: a significant portion of what is called happiness . . . is up for grabs. Taking some pages out of the positive psychology playbook, she coaches readers on how to snag it.”
–The New York Review of Books