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A skillful, entertaining blend of philosophy and science . . . FrUdUric Lenoir creates a journey that is as beautiful as it is thought-provoking." --Maria Konnikova, bestselling author of Mastermind

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FR D RIC LENOIR is a philosopher, sociologist, and religious historian, and the author of numerous essays, books, and novels translated into over twenty languages. He is a professor at L' cole des Hautes tudes en Sciences Sociales, one of France's elite universities, and is the editor of Le Monde des religions, a bimonthly magazine that is part of France's leading newspaper, Le Monde. He is also the producer and host of the weekly program about religion and philosophy on France Culture radio. ANDREW BROWN's most recent translations include works by Proust, Zola, Flaubert, Stendhal, Rabelais, and Baudelaire.


"An entertaining and affable guide to the topic of happiness. Jacques Pr vert once wrote that 'recognized happiness from the noise it made as it left.' Mr. Lenoir does his best to help us hear it as it arrives." --Wall Street Journal "A brief though well-considered guide to a wide range of the many schools of thought regarding contentment, joy and happiness." --Kirkus Reviews "Fr d ric Lenoir takes us through a philosophical journey that provokes thinking and encourages acting. Reading Happiness can make your life's journey a happier one." --Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment "Fr d ric Lenoir's Happiness is a skillful, entertaining blend of philosophy and science that seeks to answer a question that thinkers have been posing for centuries: what does it mean to be happy? Happiness is a tough subject to tackle well. Fr d ric Lenoir creates a journey that is as beautiful as it is thought-provoking." --Maria Konnikova, bestselling author of Mastermind

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