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  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076792018X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767920186
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Advance Praise for Why Good Things Happen to Good People

“In writing so compellingly about the importance of lifelong giving, Stephen Post and Jill Neimark have actually modeled their own principle by giving all of us a gift.  Bringing together a summary of new scientific data on altruism, a compendium of moving stories of human compassion, and a new survey tool to assist in self-examination, this book convincingly demonstrates that ‘love your neighbor as yourself’ can indeed provide a joyful path towards a fulfilled life.”

Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director, Human Genome Project and author of The Language of God

“Stephen Post and Jill Neimark make the scientific case for generosity eloquently, humanely, and compellingly. This book meets Nietzsche’s criterion for good philosophy: ‘Change your life!’”
Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD, Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment

“In my entire lifetime I have never read a book that presents the benefits of giving for the giver as well as this one does, and using such powerful science in the process.”
Robert H. Schuller, founder of The Crystal Cathedral

“Stephen Post and Jill Neimark have brought together the main findings from the new science of genuine love and translated them into helpful, practical advice that the reader can easily apply. Those who take this book to heart will surely make their lives better, and will help to make the world a better place as well.”

—Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD, professor of psychology, Claremont Graduate University, and author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience


“This book is chock-full of good stuff. Read, enjoy and be uplifted!”

Millard Fuller, founder and president of the Fuller Center for Housing and founder of Habitat for Humanity

About the Author

Stephen Post, PhD, is a professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine. He is president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, and his work has appeared in top journals such as JAMA, Science, and The Lancet.

Jill Neimark is a journalist, novelist, and former features editor for Psychology Today whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist, and Discover.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jim Smith on April 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
With a title like this, how could I not pick up this book? I love the way these authors approach positive emotion from a totally different angle - they make it about GIVING TO OTHERS. No, not money, silly! Rather, time, consideration, and respect. This book shows us that a happy and fulfilling life is within our grasp - but we have to get outside of ourselves - and express love to others - in order to experience the joy that comes from making a difference to others.

The authors outline ten ways of Giving (each of which is a different form of loving others): Celebration, Generativity, Forgiveness, Courage, Humor, Respect, Compassion, Loyalty, Listening, and Creativity. One cool thing about the book is the setup: each chapter is further divided into several "lessons," and at the end of each chapter is another segment of an assessment. By the end of the book you'll have a complete profile of yourself in a dozen different dimensions, and thus the data you need to create an action plan.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Robert Montgomery on October 31, 2008
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Author Dr Stephen Post cites clinical data to back up the title. I have been doing many of the things mentioned in the book, but did not realize that my sense of well being, happiness and relatively stress free life is due in part to the many hours I spend helping others. You will find that giving to others is essential to good health. I have increased my volunteer work with others as a result of reading this book. After each of the thirteen chapters there is a twenty question test to see how well you are doing with Humor, Courage, Respect, Compassion, Listening and etc.
This did take me some time to read as there is much to digest, I strongly urge you to not only read ths book, but try and put into practice some of the activites that you may not be involved in now. It is true that good things really do happen to good people.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kim Smith on November 25, 2009
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I love this book. I've bought three copies to give away and told all my friends about it. It's great to read how doing good things for others not only helps them but me too. It has reversed that feeling for me of being a sucker when I want to help others or volunteer or do something without pay. Now I think, I'm healthier! Love it!!
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