"Stumbling on Happiness is an absolutely fantastic book that will shatter your most deeply held convictions about how your own mind works. Ceaselessly entertaining, Gilbert is the perfect guide to some of the most interesting psychological research ever performed. Think you know what makes you happy? You won't know for sure until you have read this book." —Steven D. Levitt, author of Freakonomics

"This is a psychological detective story about one of the great mysteries of our lives. If you have even the slightest curiosity about the human condition, you ought to read it. Trust me."—Malcolm Gladwell, Amazon.com

"A fascinating new book that explores our sometimes misguided attempts to find happiness."Time Magazine

"A lucid, charmingly written argument for why our expectations don't pan out."Psychology Today

"A witty, insightful and superbly entertaining trek through the foibles of human imagination."New Scientist

"Gilbert’s book has no subtitle, allowing you to invent your own. I’d call it ‘The Only Truly Useful Book on Psychology I’ve Ever Read."—James Pressley, Bloomberg News

"Gilbert's elbow-in-the-ribs social-science humor is actually funny.... But underneath the goofball brilliance, [he] has a serious argument to make about why human beings are forever wrongly predicting what will make them happy." —Scott Stossel, The New York Times Book Review

"A leader in the burgeoning study of affective forecasting, Mr. Gilbert's new book... is already getting good reviews for its lucid explanations of the latest scientific research." The Wall Street Journal

"Everyone will enjoy reading this book, and some of us will wish we could have written it. You will rarely have a chance to learn so much about so important a topic while having so much fun." —Professor Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University, Winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics

"This is a brilliant book, a useful book, and a book that could quite possibly change the way you look at just about everything. And as a bonus, Gilbert writes like a cross between Malcolm Gladwell and David Sedaris." —Seth Godin, author of All Marketers Are Liars

"In a book that is as deep as it is delightful, Daniel Gilbert reveals the powerful and often surprising connections between our experience of happiness and how we think about the future. Drawing on cutting edge psychological research and his own sharp insights into everyday events, Gilbert manages to have considerable fun while expertly illuminating some of the most profound mysteries of the human mind. I confidently predict that your future will be happier if you read this pathbreaking volume." —Daniel L. Schacter, author of The Seven Sins of Memory

"In Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert shares his brilliant insights into our quirks of mind, and steers us toward happiness in the most delightful, engaging ways. If you stumble on this book, you're guaranteed many doses of joy." —Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

"Gilbert's playful tone and use of commonplace examples render a potentially academic topic accessible and educational." Publisher's Weekly

"Gilbert examines what sciences has discovered about how well the human brain can predict future enjoyment... the ideas may be disconcerting, but they're backed by solid research and presented with persuasive charm and wit." Kirkus

"With some loopy humor, lively wit and panache, Gilbert explores why the most important decisions of our lives are so often made so poorly."Kirkus Reviews 2006 Health & Living

"As fascinating and engaging as Malcolm Gladwell's Blink, Stumbling on Happiness is the perfect antidote to those self-help tomes that claim to offer the secret to a fulfilling life... A book full of complex ideas written in an utterly accessible style."—Powells.com, Staff Pick

"This witty and fascinating book explores the uniquely human ability to imagine the future... a vibrant and accessible book that explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become." —StrandBooks.com

"Have you ever finished a book, then started right in reading it again from the start? Was it so satisfying you couldn't bear to let it end? Or so deep you couldn't understand parts until you read it over again? Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert has both those qualities... I learned a great deal from this book... I predict you will be happy you read it. And you may even want to read it from the start again. I did." —Words on Books

"This book is brilliant. It's a book that will be talked about by people everywhere. Trust me on that." —800-CEO-Read