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The Happiness of Pursuit: Chris Guillebeau Recommends 7 Books for Lifelong Learning

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Chris Guillebeau (The Art of Non-Conformity and The $100 Startup) is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His new book (out today) is The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose To Your Life. For the book, Guillebeau traveled to every country in the world to find “ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals.” He discovered a link between long term happiness and “questing,” or “how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives.”

I reached out to Chris and asked for book recommendations. As a writer and a traveler, I thought he would offer interesting contributions. “I tried to pick a few books that don’t get the usual ‘business list’ attention,” Chris explained. “These books specifically focus on quests or lifelong pursuits.” Chris recommends seven books–I also included The Happiness of Pursuit at the end of the list.

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A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley

1A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley by Neal Thompson

The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero

2The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero by William Kalush & Larry Sloman

Man on Wire

3Man on Wire by Philippe Petit

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

4Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder

Life List: A Woman’s Quest for the World’s Most Amazing Birds

5Life List: A Woman’s Quest for the World’s Most Amazing Birds by Olivia Gentile

Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence

6Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence by John Francis Ph.D.

The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

7The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A. J. Jacobs

The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life

8The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life by Chris Guillebeau

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