Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a professor at Claremont Graduate University and former chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. His previous books include The Evolving Self and the national bestseller Flow.
"[A] passionate and eloquent defense...[of] intellectual as well as
emotional commitment to pleasure, for society's sake as well as our
"Explore[s] a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity"--Time magazine
"Flow is important....The way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism, but in mindful challenge."--New York Times Book Review
"Rethinks what motivates people."--Newsweek
An intriguing look at the age-old problem of human happiness.--Library Journal
Documents a set of scientific discoveries about human nature that actually illuminates the life experiences of all persons.--Howard Gardner, author of Frames of Mind