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Everyone wants to be happy, but is the relentless quest for that elusive state of being actually making us unhappy?

Happy As: Why the quest for happiness is making us miserable

In a world where data is the new currency, social media is turning us all into walking, talking billboards and brands and we’re meant to be mindful, manifesting and present, isn’t it a bit rich to be expected to be happy too?

After a lifetime spent actively searching for happiness as well as studying it, communications executive and yogi Lisa Portolan shares valuable insights into how we made happiness a science and an industry, created products around it and supported it with a whole heap of advertising to ensure that works, but is ‘brand me’ just a recipe for unhappiness?

  • Author: Lisa Portolan
  • Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Australia

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