Happiness is simultaneously the most sought after and the most elusive human property. But it is also poorly understood. Making Happy People breaks new ground in two ways: by offering a scientific perspective on a subject often dominated by philosophers, artists and self-help gurus; and by looking at the origins of happiness in the individual.
Essential reading for everyone who wants to be happier, or to make others happy, this remarkable book combines the latest research with indispensable advice to illuminate a little explored subject of large importance.
Reviews of Making Happy People
‘In “Making Happy People”, Paul Martin proves himself a man of kindness and blithe optimism whose delightful diktats would be of benefit to us all.’ Mail on Sunday
Praise for Counting Sheep:
‘Energetic and immensely readable, this is as good a popular science book as I have read… written with such vivacity and infectious enthusiasm that by the end of this book you’ll be racing for your bed to try out a few sleepy experiments for yourself.’ Evening Standard
‘A masterpiece of efficiently and entertainingly delivered information, bracingly clear and thoroughly researched.’ New Statesman
‘A thoroughly engaging and passionate book… littered with fascinating experiments, titillating examples and offbeat asides.’ Scotland on Sunday