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June 2007
Stumbling on Happiness - Daniel Gilbert - Harper Perennial, 2007
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I bought this one because it recently won the Royal Society (formerly Aventis, formerly Rhone-Poulenc) Prize for popular science writing. It’s a worthy winner; the theme - our chronic inability to predict what will make us happy - is both important and interesting, and the style is clear, accessible and in places laugh-out-loud funny. I do, however, have a few problems with the science.
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