Barbara Ann Kipfer


Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 things to be happy about, which has more than 1 million copies in print.  She has published 50 books in the areas of archaeology, Buddhist Studies, happiness, lexicography, reference, and spirituality. Barbara holds a PhD and MPhil in Linguistics, a PhD in Archaeology, an MA and PhD in Buddhist Studies, and a BS in Physical Education. She is a lexicographer. Her other website is Please note that AP Central has chosen 14,000 things to be happy about as Teachers' Resource for Studio Art. See also kylekipfer by Kyle Kipfer, who is an artist with a BFA in Illustration from the University of Connecticut and teaches high school art.