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Happiness 101 with Tal Ben-Shahar
Happiness 101 with Tal Ben-Shahar
Actor: Tal Ben-Shahar
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 10min

Grounded in the positive psychology movement, Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment to teach people how to learn to be happy. In a WGBH Boston and...  more »


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Actor: Tal Ben-Shahar
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Self-Help, Television, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/03/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Very Disappointing
Butterscotch | USA | 12/31/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Tal Ben-Shahar's book, Happiness, is wonderful. It's filled with helpful information and actual 'trick's' you can use to increase your level of happiness. In the era of positive psychology it is well worth your time to read, if you haven't done so already. My expectation was that the DVD would expand upon the book and offer new and different information. Unfortunately, the DVD was a major disappointment. It is about 40 minutes long (with a 15 minute counseling session tacked on at the end); basicially, Ben-Shahar highlights 5 or so points from his book and talks about them to a small audience. His writing is far better than his speaking ability - I found him to be a really boring presenter and was glad I'd read the book first. The DVD was pointless, to be honest. It doesn't offer the same insights as the book and it doesn't come across as helpful, informative or interesting. It would have been a better idea to have him put his book on audio CD for people to listen to. Watching him and listening to him wasn't good at all."
Charming, intelligent & practical
academic monk | Ohio | 03/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is easy to see how this was the most popular class at Harvard. It is not all that common that information as solid and useful as this is presented with such genuine compassion and charm. I have read many books and heard many lectures on the subject and this is easily one of the very best offerings in the field. Excellent in technical quality, content and presentation. A genuine gift to us all, my heartfelt thanks to the author/presenter."