Being Happy: You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life

You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life

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Date

October 14, 2010

Format

Paperback, 272 pages

ISBN

0071746617 / 9780071746618

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Your Price

18.00



Overview


Main description

A brilliant guide to living a happier life (even if it's not so perfect)

Bestselling author Tal Ben-Shahar has done it again. In Being Happy (originally published in hardcover as The Pursuit of Perfect, 978-0-07160882-4), he gives you not only you the theory but also the tools to help you learn how to accept life as it actually is instead of what you think it should be. By using the science of positive psychology along with acceptance, Ben-Shahar shows you how to escape the rat race and begin living a life of serenity, happiness, and fulfillment.

With the same technique that made Happier such a great success, Being Happy shows you how to let go of unrealistic expectations and truly accept your emotions for a more serene life.

Praise for Ben-Shahar:
"[Tal Ben-Shahar has] a rare brand of good sense that is embedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness." -- Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness

"Ben-Shahar teaches that happiness isn’t as elusive as people think." -- Publishers Weekly

"One of the most popular teachers in Harvard’s recent history." -- Ellen J. Langer, author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist

Tal Ben-Shahar is the New York Times bestselling author of Happier. He consults and lectures around the world to executives in multinational corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. For more information, visit www.talbenshahar.com


Table of contents

Introduction: The Perfect Trap; Chapter 1: Benevolent Jealousy; Chapter 2: The Upside of Anxiety; Chapter 3: Ordinary Expectations; Chapter 4: Don't Just Get Over It; Chapter 5: Understanding the Unknowable; Chapter 6: Succeeding at Failing; Chapter 7: Permission to Feel; Chapter 8: The Law of Identity; Chapter 9: The Platinum Rule; Conclusion


Author comments

Tal Ben-Shahar is the New York Times bestselling author of Happier. He consults and lectures around the world to executives in multinational corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. For more information, visit www.talbenshahar.com





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