Get Happyby Patrick M. Egan
Daryl Gleason cannot remember the last time he smiled. Or why. He's recently lost his job, his business, his wife, and the estranged grandfather who raised him. Everything he held as true about his life has proven to be the opposite, and he is now a man on the verge of collapse. Completely on his own, and without any sort of guidance for the first time, Daryl has become emotionally numb - unable to adjust, or grasp the true significance of these devastating events. In fact, he's incapable of doing much more than staring out the bedroom window at the barking dog in the yard behind him, wondering to himself what the little thing is trying to say.
Luckily, his court-appointed psychiatrist doesn't think he's crazy. He simply believes Daryl is going though a little stage - one that can easily be remedied with a large dose of medication, and a small dose of advice: leave the house, meet people, and most importantly, try to remember when and why you were happy.
So, with his new best friend Steve, (that little dog from the house behind him), Daryl embarks on a journey to search for the happiness that has seemingly eluded him. The two of them meet a diverse group of people ~ including pirates, a nymphomaniac, an aimless philosopher, and a teen runaway ~ who all somehow have connections to various stages of Daryl's past. Together they force Daryl to reassess his previously unexamined life, and help him Get Happy!
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Daryl Gleason has hit rock bottom. In fact, he’s chiseled a hole in the rock bottom and has fallen through that. He can’t remember the last time he was -if he ever was- happy. Daryl and his loquacious canine sidekick, Steve, embark on a fantastic cross-country journey to find the cure for Daryl’s perpetual morose apathy. Chancing upon a horde of unique and sometimes wacky characters along the way, Daryl takes away some new change in perspective from each encounter, even as his dilemma touches the lives of those he meets. Love, loss, learning to accept gifts and reject pain, and finding your own voice are concepts beautifully and hilariously explored in “Get Happy”.