The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paula Poundstone

Narrated By: Paula Poundstone

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: May 2017

Duration: 7 hours 35 minutes

Summary:

Is there a secret to happiness? Beloved comedian Paula Poundstone conducts a series of 'thoroughly scientific' experiments to find out, offering herself up as a guinea pig and recording her data for the benefit of all humankind. Armed with her unique brand of self-deprecating wit and the scientific method, in each chapter Paula tries out a different get-happy hypothesis. She gets in shape with taekwondo. She drives fast behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. She communes with nature while camping with her daughter. Swing dancing? Meditation? Volunteering? Does any of it bring her happiness? And more important, can the happiness last when she returns to the daily demands of her chaotic life?

The results are irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and pointedly relevant to our times. The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness is both a hilarious story of jumping into new experiences with both feet and a surprisingly poignant tale of a working mother raising three kids. Paula is a master of her craft. Her comedic brilliance, served up in abundance in this book, has been compared to that of George Carlin, Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin, and David Sedaris.

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  • LY T.

    Fabulous book. I loved the way she took different "happiness advice" in pop culture, tried it out for herself, and reported back the result. This is one book where I think it's much better to listen to the audio book than to read it, because I think I would have missed the sarcasm at some spots had it not be for her tone of speech. And you wouldn't be able to hear her fantastic impressions of different people by just reading the book. I admit that her anti-technology stance did turn me off at some parts; this is the one area where I have to agree to disagree with her. But the rest of the book was brilliant. I especially loved the stories at the old-folks home. Overall I think this is a very entertaining and meaningful book.

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