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Stumbling on Happiness

by Daniel Gilbert

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Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
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  • Published in USA  May 2006
    304 pages
    Genre: Advice

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Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight? ...... In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions.

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"Gilbert's playful tone and use of commonplace examples render a potentially academic topic accessible and educational, even if his approach is at times overly prescriptive." - PW.
"The ideas may be disconcerting, but they're backed by solid research and presented with persuasive charm and wit." - Kirkus.

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