"A charming read to remind you that wisdom about happiness is often right around the corner." (Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take and Originals, and coauthor of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg)
"When a happiness expert like Ben-Shahar turns to someone else for advice, you know the advice has got to be good. Short Cuts to Happiness offers accessible, universal wisdom that puts a life of meaning and fulfilment within reach and sets a very high bar for my next trip to the barber!" (Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man and How to Be Alive)
From the New York Times best-selling psychologist who taught us how to be happier, an intimate keepsake collection of wisdoms he learned from a most unlikely source.
Even a New York Times best-selling happiness expert can need advice!
In his trailblazing Harvard courses, internationally best-selling books, and lectures and videos, positive psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar has shared his essential, scientifically backed tools for finding fulfillment the world over. But even the happiness expert needs a boost from time to time!
Tal found his not in a guru or fellow psychologist but rather in his longtime neighbourhood barber, Avi - a man with a gift for making his clients look and feel great, with wisdom beyond his years.
Tal's visits to Avi soon grew into a friendship deeper than most. Between snips, the two men talked about everything from family and starting a business to the meaning of life and the power of music. Two years of their revelatory barbershop talk have been distilled into these gems of inspiration - perfect to give, receive, and share, even between haircuts.