The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life by Chris Guillebeau is a book about embarking on a quest to fill your life with a sense of purpose.
It explains how the process of finding and following a personal journey can be deeply rewarding and life-affirming. The book encourages readers to set their own course in life, instead of just following the herd.
What I Liked
It’s a readable, encouraging, thoughtful self-help book. It’s useful for anyone working on a years-long project (for me, building a business, parenting, etc) and a good reminder to stop and appreciate the fact that you are getting to do huge project on your own terms.
What I Did Not Like
The book stays away from most cliches and rose-colored “think and grow rich” toxic optimism but it gets a little close. I’m a fan of the author and have followed his work for a while, so I enjoyed the book…but I wouldn’t really recommend it to just anyone.