03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Author travels the globe searching for happiness

Three years ago National Public Radio journalist Eric Weiner was in some "far-flung part of the world" when he had an "epiphany." As an NPR reporter for 15 years, Weiner found himself almost always covering "miserable" events, and unhappy people - "that's what foreign correspondents do," said Weiner during a phone interview Thursday from his

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