The Truth About Money, Power, Beauty, Fame, and Sex

200 pages | September 2017 | Author photo: ©John Nollet

  • Drawing on rigorous research, Malene Rydahl provides us with a large dose of reality, which is critical if we are to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Finding true happiness requires that we learn the truth about happiness.--    Tal Ben-Shahar

In her bestseller Happy as a Dane, winner of France's "most optimistic book of the year" award, Malene Rydahl reveals the secrets of the Danish happiness model to teach us how we can live better, more purposeful lives. 
The Illusions of Happiness widens the scope, examining our endless quest for happiness and the many illusions that often get in the way of true contentment. 
Backed by research, statistics, and stories from real life, The Illusions of Happiness explores some of the surprising and nefarious side effects of beauty, money, power, fame, and sex, highlighting the dangers of constantly comparing ourselves to others. Analyzing the power of television, magazines, social media, and more, Rydahl underscores that our struggle with the illusions of happiness is a timely as ever, and guides us toward how we might better avoid disillusionment to find our own path to true happiness.

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  • France: Flammarion
  • Korea: E*PUBLIC