The Sad Truth About Happiness:

Paperback | August 31, 2006

byAnne Giardini

not yet rated|write a review

A beautiful and affecting novel -- bittersweet and comic -- on the elusive nature of happiness

Maggie is in her early thirties, gainfully employed, between relationships, and ready for a change. But when she takes a quiz in a magazine that promises to predict the date of a person's death, she's shocked to learn she's going to die before her next birthday unless she can somehow discover contentment in life. What ensues is a quirky and satisfying journey in pursuit of true happiness, a quest that leads to unexpected joys and perceptions.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$17.35 online
$19.50 list price (save 11%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

A beautiful and affecting novel -- bittersweet and comic -- on the elusive nature of happinessMaggie is in her early thirties, gainfully employed, between relationships, and ready for a change. But when she takes a quiz in a magazine that promises to predict the date of a person's death, she's shocked to learn she's going to die before...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 8.02 × 5.4 × 0.74 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:Harper PerennialLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060741775

ISBN - 13:9780060741778

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Sad Truth About Happiness:

Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from very poor Our book club read this book and unanimously disliked it. The characters are poorly developed and thus unremarkable. None of us could even describe the main character, unless we used the words "bland" and "lifeless". Maggies' three boyfriends materialize out of nowhere and add absolutely nothing to either the plot or the development of Maggies' character. Ms. Giardini uses similies like a preschooler uses glue - with great abundance resulting in a blurry and indistinct final product. We all asked the same question - how did this book get past an editor, nevermind the publisher?
Date published: 2006-10-19

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“First-time novelist Anne Giardini delivers a powerful story [and] a character for the ages.”