How to Be Perfectly Unhappy

How to Be Perfectly Unhappy Review

Matthew Inman—Eisner Award-winning creator of The Oatmeal and #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You—serves yet another helping of thoughtful hilarity in this charming, illustrated gift book for anyone who is irked by the question: "Are you happy?"

In How To Be Perfectly Unhappy, Inman explores the surprising benefits of forgetting about “happiness,” and embracing instead the meaningful activities that keep us busy and interested and fascinated.
 

Title:How to Be Perfectly Unhappy
Edition Language:English

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  • [Shai] Bibliophage

    How to Be Perfectly Unhappy is the second graphic novel of The Oatmeal, or Matthew Inman in real life, that I was able to received a review copy from the publisher. A lot of readers will undoubtedly c...

  • Sam Quixote

    In his latest book, How To Be Perfectly Unhappy, Matthew Inman, aka The Oatmeal, ponders the concept of happiness in his usual humorous style. And it’s a pretty amusing read but short because the su...

  • Florencia

    This one was a mix.How to Be Perfectly Unhappy is a short collection of lovely drawings that ponder the concept of happiness. Some reflections are of some interest, but not exactly meaningful epiphan...

  • David Schaafsma

    Inman (The Oatmeal) uses a cute title for a simple, straightforward statement about how it is better to be interested and engaged and fascinated than happy. Moments of joy or bliss are good, he says, ...

  • Jennifer

    YES!!!! Oh how I love this book! How to Be Perfectly Unhappy is a short graphic novel written by Matthew Inman (aka The Oatmeal) and it tells you the surefire recipe for how to be unhappy: adopt the w...

  • Rebbie

    This small graphic self-help book manages to wax philosophical in a way that many other humongous tomes fail to do. At 48 pages it's all too short, but it's definitely entertaining and deep enough to ...

  • Jessica ? ? Silverbow ? ? Rabid Reads-no-more

    Meh.Given that this is a less than 50 page comic, I don't think I had unreasonably high expectations . . . BUT. I know what this guy is capable of, even given limited space.And this . . . This was not...

  • Helly

    Wow. Totally changed how I feel about being happy. Indeed, our definition of happy is so meaningless. Not everything around may make us 'happy' but they do add meaning in our life - which matters. Not...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    A lot of people think Matthew Inman's work is all fart jokes and dogs licking themselves, and I mean, that's most of it, but sometimes, Matthew gets really freaking insightful and makes me contemplate...

  • Kathleen

    This is a little heavier than what I generally expect from The Oatmeal. The art is really beautiful and ranges from silly and simple to more complex visuals as the author has a point to make. The idea...