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Geography of Bliss: Home

A guide on Eric Weiner's book The Geography of Bliss

The Geography of Bliss

Opening Quote

In these days of wars and rumors of wars, haven't you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight?  

--- Lost Horizon, directed by Frank Capra, 1937 

International Day of Happiness

March 20, 2020 has been designated this year's  International Day of Happiness

World Happiness Report

Video: Eric Weiner lectures about his book

On video:  Weiner, Eric. (2012, August 26). The Geography of Bliss - Keynote, A HAPPINESS 2012 Conference - Seattle.  YouTube.  43:48 minutes (Sound improves when Mr. Weiner takes the podium. No PowerPoint! You can just listen!) 
Some of the questions Weiner asks:  Does "place" still matter in a digital age?  Does "landscape" go in and out of style? What role does "culture (i.e. national culture) play? Is happiness an expectation? 

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Gina Oviedo-Martinez - HCC Libraries

Interactive Map of the World

National Geographic: MapMaker Interactiveglobe



In the Geography of Bliss, Eric Weiner visits the following countries: The Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar, Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Great Britain, India, America.