Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner (part I)

A funny book is one of life's great under-rated pleasures. An
instructive book is by no means t always pleasurable, but at least it's
good for the soul.
I've just started reading Eric Weiner's /Geography of Blis/s and it has
all the hallmarks of that rarest of breed, a funny /and /instructive book.

Wiener, a self-confessed grump and one-time foreign correspondent,
decided to spend a year in search of bliss. A journalist by trade, he
combined work
with pleasure, persuading his publishers to finance a year's travell to
the earth's spots most likely to provide clues about the nature of
I'm up to chapter 5 so far, and his search has taken him to the
Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan and Qatar.