February 15, 2013 – Sonja Lyubomirsky on Happiness; Thomas Edsall on Politics

On this program we’ll talk with two authors. In the first half-hour, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., professor of psychology at UC, Riverside, will be talking with us about her most recent book, The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t; What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does. Professor Lyubomirsky’s training is in Social Psychology (Stanford, 1994), and her research career has focused on the scientific study of happiness.

In the second half-hour, Thomas Edsall, professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, talks about his recent book, The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics. He writes an online opinion column for The New York Times, is a correspondent for The New Republic, and has reported on politics for The Baltimore Sun and The Providence Journal. He has frequently contributed TV and radio commentary to CNN, CSPAN, MSNBC, PBS, FOX, and NPR.

Additional books:
The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky
Building Red America: The New Conservative Coalition and the Drive for Permanent Power by Thomas Edsall