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Build the life you want : the art and science of getting happier  Cover Image Book Book

Build the life you want : the art and science of getting happier / Arthur C. Brooks and Oprah Winfrey.


"Arthur C. Brooks and Oprah Winfrey combine their decades of experience studying happiness from every angle to show readers how to improve their lives right now, instead of waiting for the outside world to change. They offer a research-based work plan that shows the reader how to manage their emotions so they no longer control their outlook and behavior; turn life's inevitable difficulties and challenges into opportunities for growth; strengthen their family ties by managing expectations and building trust; create and preserve deep and lasting friendships at any age; develop an approach to work that fits their life and brings satisfaction; and find inner peace with a spiritual practice" -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593545409
  • ISBN: 0593545400
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 242 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Portfolio/Penguin, 2023

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-242).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Albina's secret -- Happiness is not the goal, and unhappiness is not the enemy -- Managing your emotions. A note from Oprah -- The power of metacognition -- Choose a better emotion -- Focus less on yourself -- Building what matters. A note from Oprah -- Build your imperfect family -- Friendship that is deeply real -- Work that is love made visible -- Find your amazing grace -- A note from Oprah -- Conclusion: Now, become the teacher.
Subject: Happiness.
Change (Psychology)
Genre: Self-help publications.

Available copies

  • 12 of 35 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.


  • 18 current holds with 35 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library 158 BRO (Text) 39640100667375 JUNM Non-Fiction New Checked Out 12/20/2023

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