Lately, “the good life” is all the rage in philosophical circles. Which isn’t a surprise – it’s a subject that most decent philosophers have dealt with. But why so many new books and why now? The challenge is to differentiate the wheat from the chaff. Joel K. Kupperman has been writing interesting books such as, Six Myths about the Good Life: Thinking About What Has Value and Ethics and Qualities of Life. Personally, I’m with Socrates’ advice which may not have been an answer to “how to happy” but it works: Know thyself.