Happiness interview: Harlan Coben.
How did I first make the acquaintance of Harlan Coben? His brother and I went to college together, somehow Harlan and I struck up a conversation by email...it's lost in the sands of time. Harlan is the spectacularly successful author of many #1 bestselling, prize-winning mystery novels and thrillers, one of which was also turned into a movie.
He's a gifted writer and a very thoughtful person, so I was curious to hear what he had to say about happiness.
Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier?
Harlan: Writing. I know that sounds a tad hackneyed and sometimes I don't even like writing, but it makes me happy. Yes, that's a contradiction, so let me quote either Dorothy Parker or Oscar Madison: "I don't like writing-I like having written." In short, the satisfaction of creating, not necessarily the process, always lifts my heart.
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