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Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness
 
 
Author
Willard Spiegelman.
Publisher Picador  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.65 inches
ISBN 9780312429676
Pages/Publication Date 197/2010
Daedalus Item Code 21717
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What does it mean to be happy? Ever since the Founding Fathers paired life and liberty with the pursuit of happiness, Americans have been pining for that elusive state of mind. Instead of explaining happiness, though, Willard Spiegelman immerses us in the joyful, illuminating practice of seven simple pleasures—dancing, reading, walking, looking, listening, swimming, and writing—and evokes all of the satisfactions that they have to offer.

"In the end, this discourse on seven pleasures leads one to want an eighth: conversation. Spiegelman, like Samuel Johnson, whom he cites frequently, seems as if he would be a wonderful companion. Proof of a good familiar essay may be that it makes you want to have a conversation with its author—or perhaps to feel as though you have."—Philadelphia Inquirer

 
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