Happy and Miserable: Confessions of an Apparent Gemini examines the polarized personality of Jason Bonsall. The author discovers in himself the presence of both traits from seven common personality dichotomies. Among other things, he finds himself to be both "Young and Old," "Good and Bad," and "Arrogant and Insecure." Though Happy and Miserable shares many stories from the author's life, it is not strictly a memoir-it is a blend of memoir, pseudo-psychology, and the suggestion that we are all made up of so many seemingly contradictory character traits. Happy and Miserable is written, in some moments, as a fun and light-hearted conversation between friends and, in others, as by a thinker arguing a point. Fittingly, the book is meant to be both funny and serious as Bonsall questions the idea that he (or we) can leave any traits on our personality survey unchecked.
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About the Author
Jason Bonsall earned his master's degree in Ethics and Applied Philosophy from UNC-Charlotte. He previously served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police officer. Happy and Miserable is his first published work.