Solve for Happy – Mo Gawdat

Book Info:

Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat. Available as eBook, paperback (368 pages), or audiobook (11 hours, 12 minutes).

Wherever you are, whoever you are, you want to be happy. It’s a human desire about as basic as the drive to take the next breath… Why should something so basic be so hard to find? The truth is, it isn’t. We’re just looking for it in the wrong places. We think of it as a destination to reach, when in fact it’s where we all began.


Have you ever wished you could have more happiness in your life? And then have it stick around… even during the hard times? Even though Mo Gawdat was a successful engineer at Google with a beloved family, he still yearned for lasting happiness. Solve For Happy chronicles Mo Gawdat’s quest to find a formula for happiness that he could keep with him through life’s ups and downs. Be ready to explore deep topics such as grief, the impermanence of thoughts, time relativity, and even the existence of a God.  Even with such meaty topics, Gawdat holds the reader’s attention easily thanks to his charismatic writing and authenticity. The book contains plenty of excellent exercises for increased mindfulness as well.

Things to Know:

  • Mindfulness concepts are a strong focus of this book, however, meditation is not specifically emphasized.

The Bottom Line:

Therefore, if you are looking for dependable happiness in your life this is a great book to read. Real-life situations – even tragic ones – and examples of mindfulness are at the core of this book. In addition, this is a great book for people interested in mindfulness but not necessarily interested in a meditation practice as of yet.

The Verdict:



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