Ah, library aisles.
Perfect for researching candidates for the Blog of Funny Names.
Sonja Lyubomirsky? The author of The Myths of Happiness? You betcha. Especially when I turn over the book and find the first blurb on the back cover contributed by one Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow. Double-play.
Lyubomirsky, says her biography on Wikipedia, is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of “The How of Happiness,” a book of strategies backed by scientific research that can be used to increase happiness. She is often quoted in news articles about positive psychology and happiness. In the book “The Only Self-Help Book You’ll Ever Need,” a criticism of self-help books, Lyubomirsky’s “The How of Happiness is praised as a self-help book that has claims backed by empirical data.
All I know is that landing this new job at the Liverpool Public Library has made me very happy. Working there into my second week has made me very happy. Do I want to pick this feeling apart with Sonja Lyubomirsky’s guidance?
No, I do not. Not today. I wish to savor my happiness.
But I did check the book out last Friday. Book-cover pictures and further research, you know. Oh, the pleasure of holding a library card. The book I s due June 10. Part I is titled Connections. Funnier things have happened.