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“The Dictionary of Unhappiness,” an Alphabet Book for Pessimists

Ahh, finally an alphabet book for today’s cynical adult. The Dictionary of Unhappiness is an 80-page book that mirrors the colorful alphabet books of our youth, but instead of C is for Cat, C stands for “Child: Proof of disposable income.” Written by Situationist Isaac Cronin, and with visuals by graphic designer Tyler Spangler, the tongue-in-cheek bleak descriptions and their accompanying pop art might give the impression that this is all for shits and giggles. But underneath the humor is commentary on human consumption and our shifting attitudes on communication–the kind of topics you don’t seem to notice until you’re a pessimistic adult with no hope for the future. Hey, no one said getting older was easier.

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