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Critical Praise

"An original contribution to a question that has fascinated thinkers for millennia: How are we to use the passions to understand our circumstances and engage in communal life? "

——Peter D. Kramer, author of the bestselling book Listening to Prozac

"It's a winner. "

——New York Times

"Goleman succeeds in making a powerful case for the importance of the relatively new concept of emotional intelligence, while greatly broadening our understanding of what intelligence is in the first place....Goleman's clear, engaging style makes this a model for social science literature that bridges professional and lay readerships. "

——Kirkus Reviews

"Impressive in its scope and depth, staggering in its implications. "

——Jon Kabat—Zinn, Ph.D., author of Wherever You Go, There You Are