In 2014, when the Russian-Latvian radio talk-show host Alex Dubas started asking his celebrity guests to describe a personal "moment of happiness" in their lives, the results were unexpectedly frank and exhilarating. Soon the project expanded to include submissions from two million listeners. This book holds a collection of hundreds of mini-stories about human joy, ranging from a diver's first beholding of the underwater world, to the words of a new mother in sign language, to a Russian rock star's rousing concert in Ukraine. As Alex puts it, "this book is a distillation--and a catalyst--of intense happiness."Author:
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About the Author
Yvonne Howell teaches Russian language and literature at the University of Richmond. She particularly values decades-long friendships with Russian ornithologists and biologists, among whom she cultivated an interest in the things she writes about: Soviet science fiction, sociobiology, yoga, and happiness.