How can simple pleasures such as gardening, taking long walks, and eating delicious meals with friends make you significantly happier? Why is the act of "giving" presents on your birthday instead of "getting" them such a revolutionary idea? What should you do when dealing with the Gollum in your life? And how can we carry the burden of our own "magic ring of power" without becoming devoured by it? "The Wisdom of the Shire" holds the answers to these and more of life's essential questions.