Like me, I bet you know someone who just seems to refuse to be happy, no matter what, year after year after year ... I have known my friend "Z" for 15 years. She always has something to complain about. No matter how well the day, week, month, or year is going, she will tell you stuff she is anxious about, that she just has to complain about, etc. etc. Really, some years are better than other. But she won't admit it. I get it now -- she refuses to be happy; complaining is her habit, her worldview, her addiction. So I gave her this book for her birthday to say to her, please learn "How To Be Happy - Dammit !!" This is a fun but also provocative book in that it communicates more than just humor. If this does not work, I'll give her the longer, more serious book 'Addicted to Unhappiness' to try. But I'm hoping Salmansohn's attractive gift book will communicate my message to my friend. Worth a try.