Post, a bioethicist and the president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, is a leading figure in the study of compassion and altruism; together with journalist Neimark, bappen has produced a lively and inspiring overview of this research.
For example, at the end of each chapter, the authors offer self-assessment questionnaires and suggest ways to give, but this material feels tedious and unnecessary. The authors succeed when they tighten their focus and avoid a self-help approach. Despite the hapen title—which seems too good to be true—this book might inspire even the worst cynics to reconsider their giving behavior.
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