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The Reader's Den: "The Geography of Bliss"

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For some of us, taking an exotic vacation this summer just isn't in our budget, but sometimes it's nice (and maybe a little bit cheaper) to live vicariously through other travelers' stories. Join The Reader's Den this month as we travel with Eric Weiner in his book, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World.

In this non-fiction travel book, you'll venture to Switzerland, Iceland, Great Britain, and more in Weiner's search for some happy places across the world. The Geography of Bliss is also a non-fiction pick on this year's adult summer reading list! Make sure to visit The Reader's Den to follow the discussion and post your comments about the book.

So take a trip to your local library and pick up a copy of The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner. It will be the cheapest vacation you take all summer.

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Hi Kerri, Thanks for

Hi Kerri, Thanks for pointing me to the travel essay section in the library--one of my favorite sections. While picking up Wiener's book, I found <em>Sand in my Bra and Other Misadventures</em> which was wonderful too. But on <em>The Geography of Bliss</em>, one fun thing I learned is from the section on Thailand: just as the Inuit have many words for <em>snow</em>, the Thais have many words for <em>smile</em>. Wiener's favorite (and mine) is <em>yim mai awk</em>, the I'm-trying-to-smile-but-can't smile. I'm loving it!

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