At the opening of "My Happy Life, " the unnamed narrator of this bittersweet fictional memoir has been abandoned in a locked room of a defunct hospital for the mentally ill, where she looks back on her harsh life with extraordinary insight and unexpected joy.

My Happy Life 2007, Soft Skull Press

ISBN-13: 9781933368764

Trade paperback

My Happy Life 2002, Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805068467