Curious?: Discovering the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life by Todd Kashdan will be released in paperback in time for the spring 2011 semester. In anticipation of this, HarperAcademic is offering the first 400 respondents a complimentary hardcover edition to be reviewed for possible course adoption. Those interested in obtaining a hardcover copy of Curious? should email email@example.com, providing their name, institution, mailing address, and the course for which the text may be adopted.
As he does with his students at George Mason University, Kashdan provides a concrete plan, showing students how nurturing their inherent desire to know more will lead to a happy life well lived. Using scientific research to back his advice, Kashdan shows that curiosity is a deep, complex phenomenon; our approach to things we are unfamiliar-caused by an intense desire to learn more-is important to a fulfilling life. Curiosity, he proves, is actually the spice of life.
Praise for Curious:
“Curious? points the way to an exploring spirit that leads to wonderment, joy, and meaning. It’s one of those rare books that is both research-based and practical.”—David G. Myers, author, The Pursuit of Happiness
“Curiosity is what makes for great leaders, great parents, and great friends. Buttressed by the latest scientific research, Curious? is one of those rare books that can make you rethink how you see the world.”—Arianna Huffington
If you would like to consider Curious? for one of your classes, please order an examination copy. If you've already decided to require this book, please request a desk copy.