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What if a self-help book actually worked?

Edwin De Valu is a junior editor at Panderic Press, responsible for the self-help division. When the author of their best-selling Mr. Ethics series is jailed for fraud, he is asked to find something else to fill the gap in their fall publishing schedule. That something else is the rambling What I Learned on the Mountain by Tupak Soiree, which becomes a huge success … with terrible consequences.


Satirical novel by Will Ferguson, originally published as Generica in Canada in 2002 and retitled Happiness TM for its international publication the following year. It discusses and deconstructs a lot of publishing tropes.

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