"In this lucid and well-informed happiness guide, Samuel Franklin bridges the wisdom of Aristotle to the insights of today's psychological science. Kudos for this compelling vision of the truly good life - the intrinsically rewarding, emotionally intelligent, spiritually fulfilled life." - David G. Myers, Hope College, author of The Pursuit of Happiness "The author relates a very wide range of psychological theories and findings to eudaimonic living, citing sources from Albert Ellis to Mihaly Csikzentmihali to Abe Maslow. One laudable feature of this work is its accessibility. Each perspective is presented very crisply with respect to its applications to 'living well." - Richard M. Ryan, University of Rochester "This book is a tour-de-force integration of historical and contemporary psychological theory and research in support of an Aristotelian view of what constitutes a good life. The author has a talent for presenting complex philosophical concepts in readily understandable terms and covers a very broad conceptual range including, but not limited to: Sigmund Freud on irrational motivation, William James on emotions, Albert Ellis on irrational self-referential thought, Lawrence Kohlberg on moral reasoning, and Robert Emmons on spirituality and ultimate concerns."