This hugely impressive book is a very cynical, bittersweet and, at
times, funny attack on the drudgery of the 9-5 day-to-day, compounding the
constant disappointment of underachievement, in a society based on fallacy,
superficiality and promise. A book which is easy to relate to in its
hopelessness, and the motivation (or lack thereof) of its unnamed protagonist
There are laughs – including some real belly ones - but “Happiness
Is Just A Pill Away” is not comedy,...
This book is
devastating, heartbreaking and guilt-inducing, yet ultimately endearing - it is
also very difficult to read without inward reflection. Right at the very
beginning, Laura Koerber makes the point that we all turn a blind eye to the
worst animal cruelty atrocities, under the false assumption that we are
powerless to help, and methodically then spends the next 150 pages dashing this
fallacy; as a so-called “animal lover”, it made me feel ashamed at my lack of
action. I don’t th...