“Happiness: A History” by Darrin McMohan
21 Aug 2008
A New Yorker book review
by John Lanchester of the book Happiness: A History
(544 pages, 2006) by Darrin M. McMahon, is pretty awesome! By tracing the history of the word 'happiness' over the last two thousand years, the book is the historiography of Western happiness. Eastern philosophers approach 'happiness' differently.