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The Happiness Of Pursuit

Author: Chris Guillebeau.

The Happiness Of Pursuit

Author: Chris Guillebeau.

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Item #: D02798
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780385348867
When he set out to visit all of the planet's countries by age 35, Chris Guillebeau never imagined how many people like himself exist—each pursuing a challenging goal. These "questers" included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world's largest symphony, and a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish. Deducing ... More
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When he set out to visit all of the planet's countries by age 35, Chris Guillebeau never imagined how many people like himself exist—each pursuing a challenging goal. These "questers" included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world's largest symphony, and a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish. Deducing that these goals were an important aspect of long term happiness, Guillebeau probes these individuals' motivations, the role played by friends and family, and the importance of documentation. Here too is questing's other side: what happens after the summit is climbed, the painting hung, or the endurance record broken?


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