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Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way

By Dan Buettner; Michael McConnohie (Read by)

Dreamscape Media, MP3 CD, 9781611203141

Publication Date: October 19, 2010


In the first book to identify demographically proven happiness hotspots worldwide, researcher and explorer Dan Buettner documents the happiest people on earth and reveals how we can create our own happy zones. Detailing extraordinary new discoveries and meticulous research on four continents, Buettner observes happiness in unlikely places and gleans surprising insight into what generates contentment and what it means to thrive. Intriguing studies debunk commonly believed myths. Think life was happier in the good old days? To the contrary, data shows that people flourish more in modern societies than in traditional, agrarian ones. Marriage, parenthood, gender equality, sociability – you'll be astonished at how (or whether) these factors figure in the happiness equation.

About the Author
Dan Buettner is the founder of Blue Zones, an organization that helps Americans live longer, healthier lives. His groundbreaking work on longevity led to his 2005 "National Geographic" cover story Secrets of Living Longer and two national bestsellers, "The Blue Zones" and "Thrive". He lives in Minneapolis.

Michael McConnohie has done extensive voice work for countless cartoons, video games, commercials, and audiobooks. He is the President of the Nevada-based Voxworks voice-acting corporation. He has recorded voices for over 170 English animation shows, including "Cowboy Bebop", "Digimon", "Dragon Ball", and "Vampire Hunter". Michael's audiobook credits include narrating Fritjof Capra's "The Tao of Physics", Stuart M. Kaminsky's Earphones Award-winning "Always Say Goodbye", Noah Boyd's "The Bricklayer", and C. David Heyman's "Liz: An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor".

Praise For Thrive

"[Buettner] offers a framework to strive for: seeking tradition, community, and calm as a starting point for happiness that lasts." - Publishers Weekly

"A superbly produced, life-changing audio." - AudioFile Magazine