Steve Case’s Favorite Book This Year

From a Wall Street Journal story about people’s favorite books this year:

Steve Case

Earlier this year, the Oracle Happiness Report showed that nearly half the global population claimed to have not felt true happiness since the start of the pandemic. A quarter said they had forgotten what it meant to be truly happy.

These sobering statistics make “From Strength to Strength” by Arthur Brooks a most timely read. Mr. Brooks takes on the worthy job of advising us how to find greater inner purpose and happiness. The pandemic forced most of us to confront challenging questions about what we value and what makes us truly happy; this book helps us think through those decisions with the recognition that building a happy life, especially as we age, takes work.

Mr. Brooks creates a detailed roadmap to happiness, not just from his own wisdom but from social science, eastern philosophy and interviews with others who have struggled with major life decisions. Rather than dwell on disappointment, this book reshapes our thinking to recognize that the best is yet to come.

Mr. Case, a co-founder of AOL, is the author of “The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places Are Building the New American Dream.”

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