The Happiness of Pursuit

The Happiness of Pursuit

Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to your Life

Book - 2014
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Offers advice and practical guidance for finding happiness in life by taking up a challenging quest, and inspirational accounts of people undertaking the most daunting endeavors, including the author's own efforts to visit every country in the world.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385348843
Characteristics: viii, 292 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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I'm not interested in an enormous quest like traveling the world, but this book inspired me to find several smaller scale challenges to take on over the next year or two. For all of you bucket-listers, 'top ten' rankers, 'best of' aficionados, give this one a look.

Feb 07, 2017

A book full of inspirations, you might find something that must have been lying latent in your heart. Do read this book to know how people kept moving with an earnest quest in their heart coupled along with Chris' own quest to visit all the countries in the world. Ofcourse in the practical world nothing is so rosy, hence the book also talks about struggles faced by many characters. This is my third read book of this author and I must say he has lived upto the benchmarks created by his previous books.

Jan 16, 2016

Didn't take me in and didn't finish this book. This guy has the luxury of travelling the world on a "quest". He compares this experience to others who have gone to extremes and made some type of life altering journey like running every ultra-marathons on the planet in a year or something to that effect. I couldn't get it out of my head what a first world cause this all stands for.

Nov 09, 2014

The stories of people pursuing seemingly random or obscure dreams “just because” never gets old but I did find some of the points a bit slow moving and the author did write about himself a lot in between. Some of the stories were quite heartwarming think chicken soup for the soul stuff and others were pretty out there and I felt the need to skim. I would not describe this book as life changing or particularly motivational but it was mostly a fun read.


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