Happiness and Other Lies: The Pitfalls in the Pursuit of Pleasure

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For the many Americans who are disaffected by the frustrating and futile "search" for joy, Mary Massaro offers a refreshingly cynical approach to happiness and a critical look at the ways in which we pursue it. With remarkable candor and incisive humor, Happiness and Other Lies presents:

* a thorough examination of happiness and the fallacies surrounding it,
* the causes of our contemporary malaise,
* the erroneous ways in which we aspire to happiness,
* the unpopular but true causes of happiness, and
* tongue-in-cheek lists that throw light on our nation's preoccupation with self-fulfillment.

From Prozac to sex manuals to the self-help industry, find out why we still feel empty . . . and still believe the lies.

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After thirty frustrating years of trying to live up to America's model of happiness, Mary Massaro was compelled to write about our nation's preoccupation with pleasure. She recieved her Master of Fine Arts degree from Mellen University and is working toward a doctorate in social psychology. She currently lives in Northern California.

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". . . Massaro's firecracker wit and provocative writing style give this book a spot above the rest. She is unbeatable as an author." -- Colleen Hlavac, Ph.D.

"...This book is very funny yet presents a paradox for all of us to acknowledge along the journey toward happiness." -- Reanne Young-Sorge, psychotherapist

"Mary Massaro helps readers to acknowledge the cranky side of life while backing up her humor with solid research..." -- Christopher Titmuss, author

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