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How Happy to Be

by Katrina Onstad

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How Happy to Be captures the life of a disillusioned entertainment journalist as she heads into a downward spiral of ritual substance abuse and empty punditry. Along this path of self-destruction, her past on a West Coast commune, both comic and poignant, keeps intruding. It isn’t until her indiscretions catch up with her that she realizes she must face that past if she is to have any chance of finding where her happiness lies.

Onstad’s ability to blend satire with a moving story of coming to terms with life’s deepest wounds makes
How Happy to Be a wholly satisfying and striking novel.

About the Author

Katrina Onstad

KATRINA ONSTAD is a multiple award–winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian and Elle. Her critically lauded novels include How Happy to Be and Everybody Has Everything, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award. Onstad lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

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Katrina Onstad is a film and culture writer for CBC Arts Online and has had her work published in the Guardian, salon.com, and the New York Times. She is also a columnist for Chatelaine and was formerly chief film critic at the National Post.

Katrina Onstad lives in Toronto.

Editorial Review

“Katrina Onstad finds that magic place between fact and fiction and charms the reader with her discovery. A wonderful book.”
— Douglas Coupland

“Pop culture geeks will go nuts for Onstad’s brutal dissection of the life of a media whore. . . . A triumph.”
NOW magazine

“A deft meditation on nostalgia, grieving, and familial relations. . . . Fresh, compelling and flawless.”
Toronto Star

“[An] ambitious and impressive first novel . . . intelligent and arresting. An auspicious literary debut.”
National Post

“An acerbic, hilarious and culturally astute page-turner of a debut.”
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