The Resource The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness, Paula Poundstone, (electronic resource)

The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness, Paula Poundstone, (electronic resource)

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The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness
Title
The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness
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Paula Poundstone
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Language
eng
Summary
Is there a secret to happiness? Beloved comedian Paula Poundstone conducts a series of "thoroughly scientific" experiments to find out, offering herself up as a guinea pig and recording her data for the benefit of all humankind. Armed with her unique brand of self-deprecating wit and the scientific method, in each chapter Paula tries out a different get-happy hypothesis. She gets in shape with taekwondo. She drives fast behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. She communes with nature while camping with her daughter. Swing dancing? Meditation? Volunteering? Does any of it bring her happiness? And more important, can the happiness last when she returns to the daily demands of her chaotic life? The results are irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and pointedly relevant to our times. The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness is both a hilarious story of jumping into new experiences with both feet and a surprisingly poignant tale of a working mother raising three kids. Paula is a master of her craft. Her comedic brilliance, served up in abundance in this book, has been compared to that of George Carlin, Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin, and David Sedaris
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Poundstone, Paula
Dewey number
792.7602/8092
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Poundstone, Paula
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poundstone, Paula
  • Comedians
  • Happiness
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adult
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The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness, Paula Poundstone, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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MWT11882899
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 35 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781681684048
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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MWT11882899
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  • other
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other
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11882899
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Label
The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness, Paula Poundstone, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11882899
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 35 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681684048
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11882899
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11882899
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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