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Happiness

A Guide to a Good Life, Aristotle for the New Century

Using Aristotle as his launching pad, a contemporary philosopher explores, in the context of today’s world, the notion of happiness and how each of us might best obtain it. To be happy, to know true happiness, is the profound desire of every man and woman. Jean Vanier, author of the international bestseller Becoming Human, offers a contemporary, practical application of philosophy that is simple without being simplistic, probing without being dogmatic. This thoughtful, intelligent, and lucidly written book marries classical thought to contemporary challenges, nourishing and stimulating both heart and mind.

Jean Vanier, a writer and social activist, is the founder of two international organizations dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities, léArche and Faith and Light. His other works include Becoming Human, An Ark for the Poor, and Tears of Silence.