By Candice Krieger, July 24, 2008
Searching for happiness? You may have to travel further than you think, according to self-confessed grump Eric Weiner.
Mr Weiner, a veteran correspondent for US National Public Radio, has spent a year searching for the happiest nations in the world.
And where are they? Iceland, Qatar and the Himalayan country of Bhutan are pretty happy places to be.
Mr Weiner, 45, has chronicled his findings in his new book, In the Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World (Black Swan).