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Happy(ish) [Kindle Edition]

Cara Trautman
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jane Pearson is single, thirty-five, and reluctantly dressed as a squirrel.

When she’s not covered in fake fur, she sleeps with the wrong men, avoids laundry, sets her vibrator on fire, and dodges her mother’s demanding phone calls. Surrounded by eccentric friends, an offbeat family, peculiar coworkers, and a twenty-four-year-old goldfish, Jane searches for happiness through a maze of dirty clothes and hard lessons.

Happy(ish) is set in Ferndale and the metro Detroit area.


Product Details

  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Joypenny Press (April 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C5TOQ7M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,909 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sarcasm is the best form of wit April 18, 2013
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So, I started reading this book and didn't know what to expect. Immediately, I fell into it because it's just so raw - an in-your-face, sort of realism, mixed with an hysterical story line. Maybe I love it because it's just so easy to step into Jane's shoes and see what she sees. I love this book and couldn't put it down. It's just so fresh compared to what's on the market now. Congrats to the author on creating a funny, interesting, and realistic story of the girl next door. I can't wait to read the next book!
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cancel your plans, read this book. April 7, 2013
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This book is hilarious and just awesome. Cara Trautman keeps it real from beginning to end in Happy(ish). Once I started reading I couldn't stop and was laughing and crying on the elevator, at the gym, everywhere. It felt great to be inspired by characters whose choices and lifestyle I identified with so much. Please tell me there's a sequel in the works!!!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hilarious, touching rollercoaster ride April 18, 2013
By A-lady
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Jane is a single woman just trying to survive the world that is singledom and dating in your 30s, career highs and lows, disapointed-grandchildless moms, and friends you can't live with or without. Her rollercoaster ride throughout the book is one you can't get off. I promise! That Cara Trautman has written a cast of characters who make you sometimes want to scream, other times cry, and other times smile, is a feat achieved by so few fiction writers in a debut novel. Kudos! I can hardly wait for her next book!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute book although a bit long winded... July 19, 2013
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The writing style of this book is fun and entertaining. The main character is someone one can easily relate to. The other characters become well developed as the story progresses, but looking back, it did drag on a bit. There's not a huge plot climax, it just kind of levels out and stays the same through the ending. I won't lie, there were a few parts where I was laughing out loud of her interesting predicaments.

With some cutting and editing, I could see this being a funny little movie.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super funny read! April 20, 2013
By Mac4
Format:Kindle Edition
A great debut novel! Everyone has gone through times when things just aren't going their way. Either by chance or by poor decision making. And sometimes, you don't even know which one it is. Happy(ish) follows the missteps of Jane Pearson. A single 35 year old with little direction, a stalker like crush, a nutjob mother and a goldfish. Her misadventures leave you feeling like you're watching a train wreck about to happen, and all the while you're laughing your a** off. The characters are familiar, a bit out of their minds, and hilarious. Oh, and throw in a squirrel costume. A++++!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy(ish) Vacation! April 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Fifty Shades of Whatever...Happy(ish) is sexy, funny and well written. I took a vacation recently to my favorite chair ,in my awesome living room, and indulged in this book. If you've been thinking you should read more start right here! Bravo to Cara Trautman for painting such interesting characters. Read on my friends!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book!!!!! April 22, 2013
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I enjoyed this novel so much! I couldn't put it down! The characters are all so quirky and engaging, yet so true to life. We've all met people like this in our real lives! This book made me laugh out loud and choke back tears at so many points in the story. It's so honest and heartfelt. Bravo, Ms. Trautman, on your debut novel and I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a fun read! April 8, 2013
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I bought this book as soon as i saw it was available, and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. I laughed, cried, and felt like I could relate to the characters and the story, it was just so much fun!! Cara Trautman has written a great book and I cannot wait for her next one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I liked the characters
The book started out okay, but quickly went downhill. There were parts that were amusing, but it began to drag about 1/4 of the way in and I started to wonder just exactly where... Read more
Published 23 hours ago by Lil Bit
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
a fun, easy summer read. emphasis on EASY but sometimes thats a good thing!
Published 1 day ago by jodessa henson
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
It took too long to get to the point, and the ending was disappointing.
Published 2 days ago by carolyn reed
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay(ish)
Fast & easy read with funny spots. Story line lacked depth.
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Very perdictable.
Published 3 days ago by shopper 507
5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNY!
Fun read! If you've ever settled for less than you deserved, didn't always work up to your potential, procrastinated like a pro..... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Sixer
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy(ish)
Fun read. You will find yourself laughing out loud which I do not do often enough. Great new author. I hope to see more from her.
Published 4 days ago by erin
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, entertaining Summer read
Fun, entertaining Summer read. Main character is easy to relate to and many situations are just so funny, recommend this book if you are looking for a fun book that keeps you... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Kirby's Mom
1.0 out of 5 stars Ouch, it hurts.
Ouch, it hurts. I feel bad for my new Kindle, as this is the first book I read on it; I hope it can forgive me. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Dead June Bug
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It is a fun book to read.It keep you wanting to wonder what was going to happen next.
Published 6 days ago by Rita Greco
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More About the Author

Cara Trautman is a writer, actor, improvisor, and co-owner of The Detroit Card Co. A lover of all things plaid, Cara enjoys cuckoo clocks, sailing, and red pepper hummus. She dislikes folding laundry, roundabouts, and overextended movie trailers. Cara lives in a suburb outside of Detroit and is ridiculously grateful for your readership.

trumanwriter@gmail.com * caratrautman.com * cara_trautman@twitter * detroitcardco.com

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