In “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness” (Algonquin, $25.95), comedian Paula Poundstone turns herself into a human guinea pig in a search for happiness that takes her to a martial arts studio, to the movies and to the Lamborghini dealership. Then she goes camping with her daughter, learns to swing dance with strangers and communes with her twelve cats (she also has a dog, a bearded dragon lizard, a lop-eared bunny and one ant in an ant farm).
The frequent panelist on NPR’s “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” writes about what does and doesn’t work and it’s all very funny.
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