The Armchair Traveler Returns with The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner

geography-of-blissIf you’re a fan of public radio, you’ll love the audio version of this “travelogue of ideas.” Eric Weiner is the reader; as an NPR reporter, he knows how to edit his stories so they make for compelling listening, as well as reading.

To research The Geography of Bliss, Weiner decides to visit countries that rate at the high and low ends of various happiness indexes. The journey, of course, is more interesting than the goal, and we are immersed in the cultures of Iceland, Bhutan, Holland, Switzerland and others. Weiner, with his dark sense of humor, never takes himself or his quest too seriously and makes for a very accomplished narrator. What is the happiest place on earth? You’ll have to read or listen yourself.

2 thoughts on “The Armchair Traveler Returns with The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner

  1. Lynn, nice to see you back blogging! As I mentioned a few entries ago, I loved this book. I read most of it, but I also downloaded it from the new WILBOR Audiobook Consortium and listened to part of it. I laughed out loud several times reading and hearing Weiner’s comments. And being a factoid lover, this was also a great find.

  2. Lynn
    I just finished listing to the audio version of this book. IT was great. Thank you for the suggestion.

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