Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual

By Dennis Prager
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5.48 Hours 03/01/1999 unabridged
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When you ask people about their most cherished values in life, “happiness” is always at the top of the list. But surprisingly few people claim real happiness. We seem to be completely satisfied with nothing, and indeed, there is little correlation between the circumstances of people’s lives and how happy they are. In this book, lecturer, theologian, philosopher, and Los Angeles radio personality Dennis Prager ruminates on what makes happiness such a serious problem to solve. He discusses the difference between happiness and success and between happiness and fun and how to adjust our expectations of life. Prager maintains that insatiable human nature makes lasting happiness profoundly difficult to achieve but that nevertheless, it can be a reality. When happiness is treated with the same level of seriousness that people bring to life’s other tasks, it becomes immediately more tangible and thus achievable.

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Summary

Summary

When you ask people about their most cherished values in life, “happiness” is always at the top of the list. But surprisingly few people claim real happiness. We seem to be completely satisfied with nothing, and indeed, there is little correlation between the circumstances of people’s lives and how happy they are.

In this book, lecturer, theologian, philosopher, and Los Angeles radio personality Dennis Prager ruminates on what makes happiness such a serious problem to solve. He discusses the difference between happiness and success and between happiness and fun and how to adjust our expectations of life. Prager maintains that insatiable human nature makes lasting happiness profoundly difficult to achieve but that nevertheless, it can be a reality. When happiness is treated with the same level of seriousness that people bring to life’s other tasks, it becomes immediately more tangible and thus achievable.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Astonishing…Anyone who feels unhappy more than he would like will benefit from reading this book.” Wall Street Journal
“Prager’s latest book challenges readers to realize that they—not any outside force—are the greatest obstacle to happiness.” Los Angeles Times
“[A] unique blend of self-help and moral philosophy…if you’re willing to put some thought into achieving a happier outlook, you will find plenty to mull over in Happiness Is a Serious Problem.” Amazon.com Review
“Prager has developed a surprising following in today’s soundbite media culture. Supporters praise his earnest tone, nonideological opinions, and insistence that his audience think deeply about serious issues…A fine choice for all public libraries where self-help books are popular.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager is one of America’s most respected thinkers and radio talk-show hosts and the author of seven books. Called by the New York Jewish Week “one of the three most interesting minds in Jewish life today,” he is as respected by non-Jews, especially Christians, as by Jews. In addition to his nationally syndicated daily three-hour talk show, Prager has lectured around the world and in forty-five of the fifty states. He was a Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, where he did graduate work at the Middle East and Russian Institutes. He has made three short films on values and produced the documentary Israel in a Time of Terror. He also conducts orchestras in California and has introduced many thousands of people to classical music.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English