Short Cuts to Happiness
Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber
From the New York Times–bestselling happiness expert, an intimate collection of wisdom he gleaned from a most unlikely source.
In his trailblazing Harvard courses, internationally bestselling books, and lectures and videos, positive psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar has shared his essential, scientifically backed tools for finding fulfillment the world over. But even the happiness expert needs a boost from time to time! Tal found his not in a guru or fellow psychologist, but rather in his longtime neighborhood barber, Avi—a man with a gift for making his clients look and feel great with wisdom beyond his years.
Tal’s visits to Avi soon grew into a friendship deeper than most. Between snips, the two men talked about everything from family and starting a business to the meaning of life and the power of music. Two years’ worth of their revelatory barbershop talk have been distilled into these gems of inspiration— perfect to give, receive, and share, even between your haircuts.
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When a happiness expert like Ben-Shahar turns to someone else for advice, you know the advice has got to be good. Short Cuts to Happiness offers accessible, universal wisdom that puts a life of meaning and fulfillment within reach—and sets a very high bar for my next trip to the barber!
Like a great haircut, this book will leave you feeling sharper, more energized, and eager to take on the world