• Abbeville, whose name is used for a category of early stone tools (Abbevillian)
  • feeling young
  • meeting a book publisher
  • tiny mangers
  • the temporary yellow flippers on the road where the painted lines will eventually be
  • white-glove treatment
  • the Ann Arbor street art fair
  • wool socks
  • the moment of truth, the sudden emergence of a new insight - an act of intuition
  • slotted spoons
  • stars coming to bathe in retired waters
  • coved ceilings
  • science fair volcanoes
  • chomping on ice cubes

14,000 things to be happy about is a bestseller with over 1 million copies in print, celebrating all the little things in life. Without plot or rhyme, explanation or footnote, these entries conjure up the rich evocative effect of an epic poem, proving that the little things are what make life worth living. The new edition is here, with 4,000 new entries and many revisions.