The Geography of Bliss
My cousin, Jean, loaned me this book a month after I had returned from Iceland. She thought I'd like that chapter in this book. I read that first and then turned to the first page and devoured the rest of this wonderful travelogue. Here's the premise: Eric Weiner set out to find the place in the world where most of the people are happy most of the time. His search takes him around the world, and his stories are both thoughtful and hilarious. This is a book that will make you think. It's a travel book, sure, but it's much more than that.