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Joyful

Narrated by: Ingrid Fetell Lee
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Joyful, written and read by Ingrid Fetell Lee.

Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow of a sunset or flock to see cherry blossoms in the spring?

We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward - through mindfulness or meditation - and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy?

In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee, whose TED talk has been viewed over one million times, explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology as well as design, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive while another fosters delight and sharing - and, most important, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier and truly joyful lives.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2018 Ingrid Fetell Lee (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"This book has the power to change everything." (Susan Cain)

"A completely original treatment of a completely new and original idea." (Arianna Huffington)  

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Joyful and Inspiring!

Absolutely love this book! Will be listening to it again and again! Beautiful, inspiring and of course Joyful!
I wouldrecommend this to anyone and everyone!

Love it! Thank you!

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A truly joyful book

An amazing book that changes your view on the world and is beautifully read by the author. Definitely take the time to listen, it will bring so much joy to your life

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Absolute joy to listen to

This book is so good, I adored listening to it and it has made me realise that joy is in so many little things and i can bring little moments joy in to my world at any time.

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A few chapters in the audio just stopped working and didn't start again when I restarted it.

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Beautiful Book

I really enjoyed this book it is a joy to listen to, the author has a lovely voice. Everytime I listened to it I had a big smile on my face. I will purchase the hardback as I had it from the library and it too is joyful to look at and read from. Beautiful work, we need more books like this.

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Intelligence and inspiring

I have listened to this book four times in one month. Love it so much. Thank you

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Joyful

Fabulous book full of bits to go away and look at more in-depth whilst also looking for joy.

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Interesting but....

This was a nice listen, but was very very repetitive and slow, which made listening all the way through almost impossible.