Yes, this is actually a laugh-out loud book about unhappiness. Zeke's funding for his Inventory of American Unhappiness Project is running out. In the meantime, while gauging the unhappiness of everyone around him, he ignores his own well-being. Zeke is a likable narrator that just needs a good waking up to discover the riches that surround him. This is a warmhearted book that will cheer you up, even as it inventories the unhappiness of America.