The Joy of Pain
Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature
Richard H. Smith
Reviews and Awards
"Filled with engaging examples of schadenfreude, from popular reality shows to the Duke-Kentucky basketball rivalry, The Joy of Pain provides an intriguing glimpse into a hidden corner of the human psyche." - sciencebookaday.com
"I am grateful that a credible scientist has endeavored to approach this controversial subject. I donât think that I am overreaching when I state that all human beings on earth should understand this concept and acknowledge that it is a part of the human condition, no matter how much we try to deny it...Smithâs easy-to-read and entertaining volume begins a dialog that should take place in the United States and around the globe."