Happiness according to Hugh

HappiestLife Our friend Hugh Hewitt has a new book coming out next month, The Happiest Life: Seven Gifts, Seven Givers, & the Secret to Genuine Success. The book is now available for inspection and preorder at Amazon.

Hugh sent me a copy of the book in PDF so that I could write a blurb for his publisher. I look forward to rereading the book in hardcover. Like Leo Thorsness’s Surviving Hell: A POW’s Journey, it is a most unusual self-help book. Hugh shares a lot of himself in it. Here is what I had to say about the book for his publisher.

Hugh Hewitt is a happy man and he is also the cause of happiness in others. He has discovered the secret of happiness. It is a secret sought by many and discovered by deep thought or natural inclination only by a few. I have seen Hugh act on his understanding of happiness many times since I first met him and been struck by the fact that I have never met anyone quite like him. Indeed, I stand in awe of him. Now I understand why. In this book Hugh happily shares the secret of happiness with his readers. This is therefore a book that gives the gift that keeps on giving. I am most grateful for it. It belongs on the bookshelf along with classic reflections on the sources of happiness by Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas and C.S. Lewis.