Pursuits of Happiness

Pursuits of Happiness

On Being Interested

by Eva Brann

Published by: Paul Dry Books

640 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781589881471
  • Published: September 2020


"Brann holds us steady in a world that sometimes seems chaotic . . . At this time, the loudest voices among us are dystopian, and spoken language is losing all civility. If you want a change from this, Pursuits of Happiness is a good place to start. Here’s a fascinating, independent-minded writer whose words connect us to living more fully toward a more beneficial life — thought-forms as catalysts."—Washington Independent Review of Books

The essays of Pursuits of Happiness are articulations of Eva Brann’s “vocational” happiness of thinking things through. To Ms. Brann our inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness is the right not to an “endless chase,” but rather the right to the actual practice of happiness, as in the “pursuit of a vocation.” With essays like “Tips on Reading Homer” and “The Greatness of Great Books” she keeps at her calling: to understand the world around us, and between us, to listen to our inner self-talk, and to consider what comes, perhaps, from beyond us.