Praise for Fuck Happiness
Review Quote (previous edition)
"An insightful observer, Gore notes that the things she thought might make her happy did not, and she notes further that a vast majority of books on happiness and positive psychology have been written by men...puzzled and intrigued by that, but she was irritated, too, and began her own exploration of women’s happiness through hundreds of interviews." —The New York Times
“The study of happiness has become serious business. Gore finds the fact that virtually all its exponents are male intriguing and, to counterpoint such male domination, offers a female perspective…Thoughtful, funny, and inspiring, Gore is a down-to-earth guide to the elusive human quest for happiness.” —June Sawyers
Ariel Gore became fascinated with the increased study of human happiness; particularly of interest to Gore was the conclusion that many people had been making that "women with traditional values...those who had made 'an effort to expect less'--were more content than women with feminist values". Fuck Happiness is not only an in-depth study of women's happiness, but it is also a study of the lives of women, their desires, aspirations, and how joy fits into their lives in multifaceted ways.
SUBJECT: Psychology / Happiness
PUBLICATION: April 2020
CARTON QTY: 44
Ariel Gore is a journalist, memoirist, novelist, nonfiction author, and teacher. She is the author of a dozen or so books, including All the Pretty People, and the creator of the zine Hip Mama, a winner of the American Alternative Press award. Her anthology Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City won the LAMBDA Literary Award in 2010 and her own writing has been called eloquent, sensitive, and revolutionary. She also keeps a website, www.arielgore.com and teaches online workshops at Ariel Gore's School for Wayward Writers.
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