Mining the Depths

I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.

 

And I'm another GoodReads refugee. 

Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier - Robert A. Emmons I wouldn't say Thanks! is particularly deep or insightful and it doesn't cover the 'scientific' aspect of gratitude and how it affects humanity etc. It uses a lot of the anecdotes, which I'm not fond of, though for a book on so subjective a subject there's little else to do. As a Christian, I find it odd to say this, but for the kind of book this is, I was surprised by the emphasis on Christianity-related gratitude a little disconcerting--perhaps because it purported to be a scientific analysis. That's something I can see turning off a lot of readers.The advice chapter, the last, could be useful to many, if it's followed. Again, not original or deep, but no bad either, and Emmons is a clear writer and easy to follow.

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