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Happy for You by Claire Stanford
Apr 19, 2022 | ISBN 9780593298268

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Happy For You is the optimal novel for the strange times we find ourselves in. In prose that’s at once droll, incisive, and moving, Claire Stanford covers a murderer’s row of twenty-first century preoccupations: technology, privacy, and contentment in the time of capitalism. This is a book for anyone who’s ever looked around at this brave new world—and wondered about your own place in it.” —Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin

“For fans of Uncanny Valley, this is a clever and introspective debut about an ambivalent tech worker’s search for a meaningful life in a culture obsessed with happiness. This novel is for anyone with mixed feelings about all the data we provide Big Tech, all the search terms we type into Google, looking to answer the same question that haunts Evelyn: ‘Am I alone? Am I the only one?’” —Leigh Stein, author of Self Care

“I felt happy for me, reading Happy for You. Claire Stanford tells the story of a young woman’s quest for a meaningful life—for life at all—in this digital world. Whether she can find the joys and sorrows of the body—the physical, sexual body—makes for a compelling and insightful read.” —Maxine Hong Kingston, author of The Woman Warrior  

“Turn off your phone, shut down your computer, and immerse yourself in Happy for You. In this very smart and timely novel, Claire Stanford poses questions about how we define and understand ourselves—as opposed to how we allow social media and technology to define and portray us. A thought-provoking, comic, and marvelously unsettling debut.” —Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members and The Shakespeare Requirement

“A novel of fine intelligence, Happy for You is a witty send-up of our algorithm culture that builds to an unexpected and quite beautiful depth of feeling. A terrific debut.” —Charles Baxter, author of The Sun Collective

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