This book was a one-woman spoken word show before it was a book. It was called If You’re Happy andYou Know It - Take This Survey. It won awards and toured festivals for science, wellbeing and arts.Before this book was a spoken word show, it was a TED talk. It was called ‘What I’ve Learned From Studying Happiness’ and was praised alongside Török’s online poetry video and viral sensation ‘Worthless’.
Before this book was a TED talk, it was an idea. That idea led Agnes to spend a year living according to current happiness research, do her own academic research on happiness, and learn a lot from other people. This book is the end of a long line of learning, but also only the beginning.