Holly Frick just went through the worst kind of divorce: the one where you're still in love with the person divorcing you. Facing up to life on her own, she needs a distraction to keep her mind off her own non-existent love life.
Like Jane Austen's Emma Woodhouse, Holly is intimately involved in the lives of those closest to her, and now she feels compelled to give advice with unwavering moral certainty. And, like Emma, she is often completely off the mark. Soon she's in over her head, advising her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend while at the same time falling for her married friend's new lover. Until, happiness arrives from a very unexpected source . . .
With a contemporary twist on Woody Allen's Manhattan, Secrets to Happiness is a hilarious look at the things people will do to be happy.
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Surprisingly thought provoking
This book had some interesting and humourous insights into human behaviour, motivation and those widely held beliefs that people hold dear without really knowing why. It was a bit 'light on' in parts though (more like a voyeuristic rambling discussion around the moral dilemmas that people face and their motivation for doing so - which doesn't evoke any real feelings of empathy for the characters). It didn't really have a 'climax', finished a little bit short and somewhat predictably - but then I bought it as a 'fluffy distraction' - so it served its purpose. It was however surprisingly thought provoking.