(From the publisher):
Maggie is in her early thirties, gainfully employed, between relationships and ready for change—although not in the ways or to the degree that unfolds in The Sad Truth About Happiness
Maggie's roommate Rebecca devises questionnaires for women's magazines, and she is convinced her newest quiz can predict the exact date of death of anyone who answers the questions honestly. When Maggie tries the test she learns that she is scheduled to die before her next birthday—the fact that she has answered "No" to the question "Are you happy?" appears to have shaved decades off her life. Only if Maggie can become happy in her three remaining months can she perhaps prevent the prediction from coming true.
With wry comedy, Maggie's life becomes considerably more complicated from that very moment, since her quest for happiness attracts both admirers and challenges. The true test comes when, through a mad tangle of circumstance, Maggie finds herself on the run with her sister Lucy's newborn son.
Original title: The Sad Truth About Happiness
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Midlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery