- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 26 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: July 29, 2015
- Language: English
- ASIN: B012YA02X8
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The Novel Habits of Happiness Audiobook – Unabridged
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He is one of perhaps the lasts writers who knows how to discuss the great issues with people and writing that is expansive and when needed detailed or while weaving the story of the lives of people who embody the issues and the desire to understand life and why we are here and what is our motivational basis and response to others while we carve out our own personal philosophy.
This installment bring me to the German language the ever present background of one of the most beautiful cities in the world an reincarnation and by default the issue of faith.
But this is no dry preachy book, it is peopled by real people who are able to talk to each other without the hate and propaganda that has taken these subjects captive.
There is little Charlie and Elizabeth ,(the moral philosopher) and Jamie the archtype of the beautiful manly but gentle man.
With a deft hand he sows the seeds of reflection for his readers on subjects that are both timely and in need of more balanced and intelligent and mutually respectful such as seen in the relationship of the Housekeeper Grace who is a member of Spiritualist group and Elizabeth who is off course this widely read and respected Moral Philosopher.
This is a wonderful and rich read and how he keeps his standards so high I don't know but it might have something to do with a walk and a cup of coffee and one of the many wonderful coffee bars like Cat's delicatessen.
I loved the book even when I did not agree with much of the authors views as seen through the people in this world. This is a tribute to what philosophy is and can be and not the more easily fallen into sophist rhetoric of everything from advertising to political rants.
God bless this man for his mind and his books they are a joy and a treasure
What I loved about this book starts with the title: Happiness. How do we attain it, how wt struggle to be happy, what happens if we aren't?
As Isabel tries to help, once again, someone in distress, she philosophically wanders between trying to do too much or too little for others. At what point should she stop meddling? When is it correct to pry into other peoples' lives?
As a friend tells her: "The whole world is not your problem. We think that is -I know that plenty of people feel they have to shoulder the burdens of the whole planet, but we can't, can we?"
And that is what makes Isabel such an appealing character, her weaknesses, her intelligence, her kindness.
It also is the type of book that makes me sad to finish. I'm already on the waiting list for the next one in the series