• our own exploratory thoughts
  • granny flats
  • NCAA football
  • the ability of a book and/or its author to attract wide coverage in the media
  • good grief!
  • architects' last buildings
  • a lame joke that nonetheless elicits good natured amusement at its sheer innocent silliness

14,000 things to be happy about is a bestseller with over 1.25 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 25th anniversary edition has 4,000 new entries and many revisions.