Library’s Good Read, ‘The Geography of Bliss’ will take you everywhere
—On Friday, June 22, 7-8 p.m., join the library’s Book Club for a discussion of “The Geography of Bliss” by Eric Weiner.
Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, “The Geography of Bliss” takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author’s case, moments of “un-unhappiness.” The book uses a beguiling mixture of travel, psychology, science and humor to investigate not what happiness is, but where it is. Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic country in the world? Do citizens of Qatar, awash in petrodollars, find joy in all that cash? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina so damn happy? With engaging wit and surprising insights, Eric Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.
The Library’s Book Club meets monthly throughout the year. For more information, call Karen Christiansen at (805) 237-3870.
The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on library programs and events, please call (805) 237-3870 or visit prcity.com/library.