The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life
Playwright and Tolkien scholar Noble Smith believes everything you need to know about how to live a good life can be learned from hobbits. Cherish good food, a warm bed, a good night's sleep, and trusted friends. Greed is toxic and simple pleasures like a walk and a garden are the sources of happiness. Smith also says there are many secrets to be gleaned from 'The Hobbit' that are easily overlooked.