Happiness

by Will Ferguson

Canongate Books | April 10, 2002 | Hardcover

Happiness is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 6.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 in

Published: April 10, 2002

Publisher: Canongate Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1841952753

ISBN - 13: 9781841952758

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Tongue In Cheek Joy I adored this book on a range of levels. It begins with a sarcastic take on the book publishing industry. Soon, however, it delves into a take on Self-Help with a singularly interesting premise: what if there was a self-help title that worked completely? If everyone quit smoking, found happiness, fulfilled joyful lives, and a great sex life to boot. Simply, the western world falls apart. This is wit, not humour, and social commentary abounds with acidic sarcasm. It was a riot to read this.
Date published: 2008-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bestest Book Ever! I picked up this book about two years ago, largely because the cover caught my eye. The first 50 pages or so were kind of ho hum, but then at a certain point I was completely transfixed. At many points I actually found myself laughing out loud, tears forming in my eyes because of the overwhelming joy of it all. Even to this day when I'm feeling blue, I think of it and smile...
Date published: 2006-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From Horrible to Excellence in 300 pages I picked this book up by chance at the airport bookstore at the start of a Caribbean vacation in 2002. When I started it, after about 50 pages I almost put it down thinking it was one of the dumbest things I had ever read. Being that I didn't have many other entertainment options on this particular trip, I kept reading. When I finished I was a changed man. It is an awe inspiring read that touches you in ways you do not see coming. Here we are 3 years later and I still talk about the book to people. How many books can you say that about? Typically, I am a John Irving-type of reader, and John Irving would never write this...but there's just something in the sentiment that you cannot let go of, not will you want to. Give it a try.
Date published: 2005-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute must-read... This is seriously the best book I have ever read!!!
Date published: 2003-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ambitious and Exciting This was a lot of fun. Ferguson has a way with words that let's him be poignant and rude at the same time. The storyline is brilliant and imaginative. Parts of the dialogue, however, seem a little forced and unnatural. None the less, this was funny and insightful.
Date published: 2003-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ferguson at his best!!! If you were rolling on the floor laughing after reading How to Be a Canadian , then you absolutely have to rush out and purchase Happiness . I found myself in places laughing out loud, sometimes at the simple absurdity of situations that the main character, Edwin De Valu, found himself in. This book is a definite must read for anyone who loves Will Ferguson, or who just scoff at the useless self-help books out there.
Date published: 2002-07-12

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Happiness

by Will Ferguson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 in

Published: April 10, 2002

Publisher: Canongate Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1841952753

ISBN - 13: 9781841952758

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