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My American unhappiness

Dean Bakopoulos

My American unhappiness

by Dean Bakopoulos

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDean Bakopoulos
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3602.A593 M9 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24539157M
ISBN 109780151013449
LC Control Number2010025837
OCLC/WorldCa606786315

The Origins of Unhappiness book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It is the main argument of this book that emotional and p /5(5).   Welcome! Log into your account. your username. your password.

Survey: Americans reach a record level of unhappiness. Monica Torres. Febru If you’re feeling gloomy at work, don’t think that it’s just you. Going Beyond Happiness and Meaning in Life. Two recent surveys suggest that Americans are becoming more unhappy with each passing year. The World Happiness Report says that the U.S. is ranked 19 th in happiness, a decline from previous surveys. A General Social Survey ranks public opinion by country from “1” (not too happy) to “3” (very happy).

Anti-depressant usage has increased percent since So why are so many people may be unhappy, and what you can do to change that? Lorraine Robertson is .   American Happiness is not a “happy” book. Nor is it a soothing or comforting book, and it does not profess to be. Reading the ironically titled American Happiness provides not only a slice of the poet’s and America’s lives, but it calls into question and implicitly invites readers to ponder whether or not this is indeed the land of the Reviews: 6.


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Its. Readers may react in many different ways to the protagonist of Dean Bakopoulos’ new novel My American Unhappiness, but I’m fairly certain most will end up shaking their heads, either out of disbelief, frustration, or amusement.

Or, if they’re like me, a fair mix of all three. My American Unhappiness NPR coverage of My American Unhappiness by Dean Bakopoulos. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.

“My American Unhappiness” is narrated by Zeke Pappas, a twitchy man of late youth infected by class discomfort, higher-education fatigue and liberal guilt.

My American Unhappiness in some ways seeks to illuminate the nation’s post-9/11 malaise, a temporary insanity and depression that affected people more deeply, Zeke might argue, than they’re even aware. On a microcosmic level, Zeke’s family suffers a post-9/11 transformation as well with the death of his father, brother, and wife all.

My American Unhappiness is the a fiction story of Zeke Pappas who is a widowed man working on an oral history of "The Inventory of American Unhappiness." He is the director of the Great Midwestern Humanities Initiative (GMHI).

Zeke's mother and his nieces are living with him/5(3). In Bakopoulos's wan second novel (after Please Don't Come Back from the Moon), Zeke Pappas, the director of a humanities institute in Wisconsin, is conducting an epic survey of American unhappiness, a.

Title: My American Unhappiness Format: Kobo ebook Published: Publisher: HMH Books Language: English The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - My American Unhappiness, however, was and still is a more playful novel, a dark comedy with numerous references to popular culture and American politics.

A great deal of the material came from my own personal life, and thus the novel was easy to write, particularly because the main character, Zeke, was sort of an amalgamation of all of my worst.

About the Book My American Unhappiness. by Dean Bakopoulos “Why are you so unhappy?” That’s the question that Zeke Pappas, a thirty-three-year-old scholar, asks almost everybody he meets as part of an obsessive project, “The Inventory of American Unhappiness.” The answers he receives—a mix of true sadness and absurd complaint.

Novels about downward spirals and crack-ups are generally gloomy affairs, but here’s one that shimmers with mischief and offbeat charm.

Like his fine debut, Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon (), this author’s second novel acknowledges life’s dark side. Narrator Zeke Pappas is working on a bizarre oral-history project called An Inventory of American : Dean Bakopoulos. Despite its title, My American Unhappiness is archly funny, a mix of deadpan sarcasm, whiskey-sodden one-liners, and over-the-top dramatics—the sort of outrageous behavior that makes you both cringe and chuckle in disbelief that smart people can make such astoundingly stupid decisions.

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