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Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness - Willard Spiegelman
Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness
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What does it mean to be happy? Ever since the Founding Fathers invited every citizen to join the pursuit of happiness, Americans have been studying and pining for that elusive state of mind.  But rather than explaining happiness, in Seven Pleasures Willard Spiegelman demonstrates it: he immerses... show more
What does it mean to be happy? Ever since the Founding Fathers invited every citizen to join the pursuit of happiness, Americans have been studying and pining for that elusive state of mind.  But rather than explaining happiness, in Seven Pleasures Willard Spiegelman demonstrates it: he immerses usin the joyful, illuminating practice of seven simple pleasures —dancing, reading, walking, looking, listening, swimming, and writing—and evokes all the satisfactions they offer. Lighthearted, insightful, and deeply felt, Seven Pleasures is a portrait of pure enjoyment.
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Format: Textbook
ISBN: 9780374239305 (0374239304)
ASIN: 9780374239305
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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3.0 Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness
I always make a mental list of books I might want to buy when I go to the Texas Book Festival each year. This book was on my list. Then I heard the author speak and I reconsidered: No, a library choice, I decided. I was right. The author is an erudite man, a professor, and this book reeks of his des...
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