This is the second great practical self-help book of the week and while I wasn’t quite as impressed by Dan Buettner’s The Blue Zones as I was with Susan David’s Emotional Agility, I am very glad to have read this book this January. The Blue Zones of the title are extraordinary places on earth where the citizens live much, much longer, healthier and happier lives than Americans do.
Dan went to examine all of these places in detail to try and establish what it is that works so well in them and what we might be able to do to emulate this success. There’s a lot of story here but an absolute abundance of practical tips too. I cannot recommend The Blue Zones strongly enough. Everyone needs this book.