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  • Paul Bloom can always be counted on to take your confident assumptions about humanity and turn them upside down. This time, his eloquent and erudite investigations ask - and answer - the perennial question of what makes life worth living

    Susan Cain, author of Quiet
  • An exhilarating antidote to toxic positivity, this captivating book will challenge you to rethink your vision of a good life

    Adam Grant, author of Think Again
  • Paul Bloom has a gift for spotting paradoxes in human nature and resolving them with deep, satisfying explanations. This lucid and fascinating book does it again

    Steven Pinker, author of How the Mind Works
  • Clear, rightly sceptical, impossible to dislike

    Stuart Ritchie, Guardian
  • Paul Bloom is a phenomenal psychologist. His research is always thought-provoking, and his writing clear and eloquent

    Maria Konnikova, author of The Biggest Bluff
  • This delightful and wonderfully written book gets to the heart of one of the most important questions in modern thought, illustrating how complex and paradoxical human happiness really is

    Greg Lukianoff, co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind
  • A fun, thought-provoking and insightful journey into the most curious parts of human pleasure

    Laurie Santos, host of The Happiness Lab podcast
  • Provocative, fascinating and insightful - from one of the world's best writers and deepest thinkers about human behaviour

    Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness
  • A profound meditation on happiness, family and meaning from one of the best writers we have about the human condition. A joy to read

    A. J. Jacobs, author of It’s All Relative
  • Forget your favourite motivational speaker for a moment and read this book. Paul Bloom gives you the real scoop on what it takes to live a good life, and it's not what you may think

    Scott Barry Kaufman, host of The Psychology Podcast

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