Hmm. Here's another book I wish I could give a 3.5 to. I did enjoy it, but it was just a little light on the science for me and a bit heavy on the self-help. That said, it offers a lot of perspective about the powerful effects of positive psychology and reviews the causes/process of suffering. Beginning meditators will probably find a ton of useful techniques here, though I do wish the authors had made a point to suggest that the safest way to develop a meditation practice is under the supervision of a teacher.
I did definitely enjoy it though, and will be checking out the companion website.