Happines Is book Shawn Christopher Shea
"Finding an enduring happiness through the skilled use of the human matrix."

Critical Acclaim for Shawn Christopher Shea's first book for the general public, Happiness Is.


"A bold, dazzling, and wonderfully fresh antidote to the simplistic platitudes so common in the self-help books of today! Shawn Christopher Shea pulls on everything from his clinical practice to arcane philosophy to pop culture as he poignantly answers a most modern question: If we're so successful, why aren't we happier? The end result is deeply affecting, often funny, and always instructive. Destined to inspire an entire generation with the excitement and happiness to be found in the nurturance of compassion and the quest for meaning."

Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D.,
Harvard Medical School
Founding Director of
Partners in Health
Author of The Uses of Haiti


"This book is in a very special group of works that, springing from clinical experience and wisdom, moves to expand with wondrous insights the life of all those it touches."

Juan E. Mezzich, M.D., Ph.D.
President-Elect,
World Psychiatric Association


"A remarkable achievement that is a wonderful blend of science, clinical wisdom and personal anecdote. Using a writing style that is enjoyable, engaging and incredibly effective, Shea has crafted a book that will have an impact and make a difference in many many lives. It will stay with you, challenge you and change the way you look at the world."

M. David Rudd, Ph.D., ABPP
Baylor University
President, American Association
of Suicidology


"Following in the groundbreaking footsteps of M. Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled, Shawn Shea guides us down the road to happiness in his insightful and engaging book. I found it very compelling."

Jack Canfield
Co-creator of Chicken Soup
for the Soul


"A moving book, filled with touching and insightful stories, containing much wisdom and the practical methods of applying them to our lives to help us find happiness, meaning and a successful life."

Bernie Siegel, M.D.
Author of Prescriptions for Living and 365 Prescriptions For the Soul