The Conquest of Happiness is a sagacious book that addresses the problems of ubiquitous unhappiness in the age of anxiety. First published in 1930, it remains the primary lucid source for understanding the disconnection between modern human beings and happiness. Russell argues that our uncontrollable anxieties are the result of our own choices which eat away at our mental well-being. By appealing to the common sense of the people, he proffers easy-to-understand ways of coping with unhappiness and attaining happiness. It is a mandatory read not only for those who wish to conquer unhappiness but also for those who want to understand the mental processes that produce unhappiness and happiness.