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. Barbara's son, Kyle Kipfer, is a high school art teacher and illustrator (see