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Title:
14,000 things to be happy about : the happy book
Author:
Kipfer, Barbara Ann.
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Edition:
Newly revised and updated
Publication Information:
New York : Workman Publishing, [2014].
Physical Description:
611 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm
General Note:
"Now revised with 2000 new entries."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761181804
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Rabbit tracks in the snow, babies burping, cherry tomatoes...these three items represent just 0.02% of the happiness contained in this book! A list of things to be happy about is a simple premise, and this book delivers and then some: it's an obsessive, wide-ranging, idiosyncratic, and altogether enchanting catalog of the various little things that make us smile and jump for joy, from thoughts to people to places to times of day. For the 25th anniversary, author Barbara Kipfer has revised her original list, adding new material to replace between 1,500 and 2,000 entries. About 125 illustrations are peppered throughout.


Author Notes

Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer and the author of more than 50 list and reference books, including 14,000 things to be happy about, Self-Meditation, Instant Karma, 8,789 Words of Wisdom, The Wish List, and The Order of Things. She has an MPhil and PhD in Linguistics, a PhD in Archaeology, an MPhil and PhD in Buddhist Studies, and a BS in Physical Education. She has worked companies such as Temnos, Answers.com, Ask Jeeves, Bellcore/Telcordia, Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, Federated Media Publishing, General Electric Research, Google, IBM Research, idealab, Knowledge Adventure, Textdigger, and Wolfram|Alpha.