What Does a Smile Cost?

On the power of emotions in our society

Original Title: Was kostet ein Lächeln?

Hardcover with jacket, 336 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 18 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-89667-492-0
€ 21.99 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blessing

Date of publication: September 21, 2015
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Rights sold to: Korea (MegaStudy)

Ulrich  Schnabel - What Does a Smile Cost?


Why our own emotions are actually often not our own emotions

It is only our emotions that give our experiences their significance and tell us what we should be aware of. Thus feelings can be compared to navigation instruments we use to steer ourselves through life and get attuned to the state of mind of other people. They help us discover in small gestures or facial expressions the thoughts and feelings of our fellow human beings.

Ulrich Schnabel's account of the latest research on this field is fascinating and reader-friendly; he frequently refers to his own experiences and has drawn a map of the emotional landscape through which we navigate every day. It is a landscape in which we are torn between a longing for steady relationships and personal fulfilment; in which we are driven by ambition and paralysed by fear of the future and in which the media and advertising keep creating new desires.

For readers of Wilhelm Schmid's Equanimity and Eva Illouz's Why Love Hurts.


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