New Book

NEW FROM VERSO: Radical Happiness

26th Dec 2017


Radical Happiness
Moments of Collective Joy
by Lynne Segal

What is the true meaning of happiness? Lynne Segal explores the radical potential of being together


Why are we so obsessed by the pursuit of happiness? With new ways to measure contentment we are told that we have a right to individual joy. But at what cost?

In an age of increasing individualism, we have never been more alone and miserable. But what if the true nature of happiness can only be found in others? In Radical Happiness, leading feminist thinker Lynne Segal believes that we have lost the art of radical happiness— the art of transformative, collective joy. She shows that only in the revolutionary potential of coming together it is that we can come to understand the powers of flourishing.

Radical Happiness is a passionate call for the re-discovery of the political and emotional joy that emerge when we learn to share our lives together.



“The socialist feminist we need to listen to right now. Her book is an important one because we need ‘a politics of hope’ like never before.”

– Emma Rees, Times Higher Education

“An expansive and contemplative exploration of love, joy, desire, and the concepts surrounding Utopias, all of which find the author navigating human psychology, sociology, societal mores, and the economics of happiness. A calm, refreshing breath of fresh air in a dangerously uncertain moment in human history.”

– Kirkus Reviews


HARDBACK: November 2017 / 352 pages / ISBN 9781786631541 / $26.95 / £16.99 / $35.99 (Canada)

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