“Write a story. A story about yourself. A story about your life. Now, believe it.”
This [book] is Eleanor Davis’s first collection of observational, graphic short stories. Tinged with science fiction and fantasy, these stories are grounded in comtemporary life: middle management foes searching for Eden; two sisters, inside environmental suits, say goodbye to their father; people try to fill inner voids with babies and yoga and gluten-free bread.
Davis has been honored by the Eisner Awards, and has won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators.
How To Be Happy shows she is one if the finest cartoonists of her generation.” ~ Sourced from book
Author: Eleanor Davis
Genre: Graphic Novel
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My Musings: I had no expectations when I started reading this book. Maybe because I started with a blank state, I was able to think more abstractly about the stories. They do inspire deep thinking and you may have to re-read some of them as the first glance won’t give the stories justice. I really liked the “No Tears, No Sorrow” story. I felt that it rings through our current mindset- we are seeing heart wrenching sadness around us but there is little that has been done. Society is somehow programming thoughts to divert onto self even if you express good intentions. I think it is an interesting read and every reader will have a different interpretation of the book.