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Schadenfreude

author: Tiffany Watt Smith (2018)
date read: 2021-01-08
pages: 176
lists: nonfiction , psychology
rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude” – “Schadenfreude is the best joy” says a German proverb. If you’re not on board with this, this book might make you look at the more positive sides of finding joy in other people’s misfortune. Or it might bore you to tears with strained examples for Schadenfreude for chapter upon chapter. I know that “This book should have been a blog post” is tired and meh, but in this case I’d say: this book’s afterword (which contains the good parts) would suffice as a blog post.

The best use of the book is probably to point out that Schadenfreude can also be the small flash of satisfaction at somebody else’s misfortune, and needn’t be long and loud and gleeful. Othere than that, there wasn’t much. Good points (among a bunch of really sketchy ones):


5/ Schadenfreude by Tiffany Watt Smith. Lots of examples of Schadenfreude (and related things), lots of hedging, not much else. https://books.rixx.de/tiffany-watt-smith/schadenfreude/
5/ Schadenfreude by Tiffany Watt Smith. Lots of examples of Schadenfreude (and related things), lots of hedging, not much else. https://books.rixx.de/tiffany-watt-smith/schadenfreude/ #rixxReads

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