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Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain: Summary and book reviews of Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain by Lucia Perillo
Lucia Perillo has previously published over half a dozen books of poetry; no surprise, considering this book is full of stories short on words and long on nuance. She seems to come to no conclusions on what the human condition is, or what it means. At the same time, she presents all kinds of evidence that every one of us is inept and needy, yet wonderful in spite of ourselves. This is a book to make us feel better about our shortcomings - even in the deepest despair there is hope. (Reviewed by Beverly Melven).
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