Frank Martela interview on NBC

We were thrilled to see that our author Frank Martela was interviewed about the World Happiness Report on NBC – you can see the interview here.

Frank will continue his tour of the major news outlets talking about why Finland was picked as the World Happiest Country for the 7th time in a row. You can soon read more in his forthcoming book STOP CHASING HAPPINESS: Counterintuitive Life Advice From the World’s Happiest Country (Allen & Unwin, March 2025).

An English book proposal and English sample chapters are available, the full English manuscript will follow in September 2024.

Download the English materials for STOP CHASING HAPPINESS here!


Stop Chasing Happiness: Counterintuitive Life Advice from the World’s Happiest Country
Approx. 40,000 words

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Gummerus (Spring 2025)
WORLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Allen & Unwin (March 2025)

Reading materials:
English sample chapters & book proposal available
Full English ms. in September 2024

About author

Frank Martela

Professor Frank Martela, PhD, is a philosopher and researcher of psychology specializing in the question of meaning in life. His articles have appeared in Scientific American Mind, Harvard Business Review, Salon, CNBC and his work has been featured on Quartz and on the BBC. His research has been published extensively in numerous academic journals such as Nature Human Behaviour, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Journal of Personality, Metaphilosophy, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and Academy of Management Review. He has spoken to more than one hundred audiences worldwide, including invited lectures in universities on five continents, including Stanford University and Harvard University. He’s been interviewed by the New York Times, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Vice News, Fox News, and Monocle Observer among others. He is Assistant Professor at Aalto University in Finland.

Outside of work, Frank is a father to three lovely children, an amateur-level soccer player, with an occasional skiing trip in the winters. He is made in Green Bay, so Packers holds a special place in his heart.


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