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Lucky Go Happy : Make Happiness Happen!

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Originally published  21 October 2014
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Lucky Go Happy : Make Happiness Happen! is a self-help book about the attainment of happiness, written by Paul van der Merwe, an author, engineer and Guinness world record holder. It conveys a message that there is happiness in every day and that happiness should not be something made conditional on first achieving something in one's future. The book also emphasizes that being unhappy at times is a normal part of life and argues that happiness cannot exist without unhappiness. Through simple mathematics, the author aims to prove that money has nothing to do with happiness.



The first edition of Lucky Go Happy : Make Happiness Happen! was published in 2014 by Authorhouse based in the United States. The second edition was published in 2016 by Reach Publishers based in Durban, South Africa.


The book is a modern-day fable written for teenagers, young adults and adults. It follows the adventures of Lucky the Rat who has been sent into the African Bush by King Lion, to discover what makes other animals happy. In each chapter of the book, Lucky the Rat meets another animal that shares his view on happiness which provides readers with a take away.


A printed copy of the book was attached to a model rocket and the book was physically launched with the rocket in 2016.


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