Applied Research in Quality of Life

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 231–233 | Cite as

Three Books that are a Goldmine for Quality-of-Life Therapists

  • M. Joseph SirgyEmail author


This is a review of three books related to quality-of-life therapy and coaching. The books are: (1) The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky, published by The Penguin Press, 2008; (2) Quality of Life Therapy by Michael Frisch, published by Wiley, 2006; and (3) Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman, published by the Free Press, 2002.


Quality-of-life therapy Quality-of-life coaching Subjective well-being Happiness Positive psychology Life satisfaction Perceived quality-of-life 


  1. Frisch, M. B. (2006). Quality of life therapy: Applying a life satisfaction approach to positive psychology and cognitive therapy. Hoboken: Wiley.Google Scholar
  2. Lyubomirsky, S. (2008). The how of happiness: A scientific approach to getting the life you want. New York: Penguin.Google Scholar
  3. Seligman, M. E. P. (2002). Authentic happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment. New York: Free Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MarketingVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)BlacksburgUSA

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