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Author Rauch, Jonathan, 1960- author.

Title The happiness curve : why life gets better after 50 / Jonathan Rauch.

Publication Info. New York : A Thomas Dunne Book, St. Martin's Press, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  155.6 RAU    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  155.6 RAU    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  155.6 RAU    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  155.66 RAU    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL Adult Non Fiction - JHLY-14  155.6 RAU    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  155.6 RAU    AVAILABLE
 Peotone PL Adult Non Fiction - PEBB-2  155.6 RAU    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  155.6 RAU    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 244 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-230) and index.
Contents The voyage of life: Thomas Cole's journey--and mine -- What makes us happy (and doesn't): the strange illogic of life satisfaction -- A timely discovery: how unsuspecting economists (and apes) found the happiness curve -- The shape of the river: time, happiness, and the curve of the U -- The expectations trap: midlife malaise is often about nothing -- The paradox of aging: why getting old makes you happier -- Crossing toward wisdom: the happiness curve has a purpose, and it's social -- Helping ourselves: how to get through the U -- Helping each other: bringing midlife out of the closet -- Epilogue: Gratitude.
Summary Draws on cutting-edge scientific studies to discuss the U-shaped trajectory of happiness, which declines from the optimism of youth before surging upward again after age fifty, and offers ways to endure the slump during midlife.
Subject Middle age -- Psychological aspects.
Interpersonal relations.
ISBN 9781250078803 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1250078806 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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