Sunday, July 20, 2008

"The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner

Similar to Bill Bryson in his whimsical and entertaining books "In a Sunburned Country" & "A Walk in the Woods" among other travel tales, Eric Weiner delivers in "The Geography of Bliss" an excellent global search for happiness detailing the relative moods of people in places as far flung as Iceland, Moldovia and Quatar.

Weiner seemlessly mixes together humor with the descriptions of each place and comes to the conclusion that one of the biggest drivers of happiness is a common culture... as held by the people in Iceland and not to be found at all in Quatar.

Interesting stuff, and very entertaining.