Cooper has scored a job as an assistant psychology professor at Yale University and has a book on happiness about to hit shelves. But even she is finding it difficult to be happy.
She is having to compete against some of her other colleagues for a tenure-track position, the department secretary has taken a dislike to her, and now she’s been accused of plagiarising a magazine article, a charge that could scupper both her Yale and publishing dreams.
But with the help of the members of a happiness self-help group and a supportive gargoyle, Cooper faces up to her troubled upbringing and applies her happiness knowledge to forge a more fulfilling future.
Having done the original Yale happiness course, this brought back memories of its nuggets of wisdom. The author is more known for her cozy mysteries so it’s surprising that the villain of this piece was far too obvious. Overall, it’s an enjoyable read with a main character to root for.