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Review: 'My American Unhappiness' by Dean Bakopoulos
Review: 'My American Unhappiness' by Dean Bakopoulos

My American Unhappiness A Novel Dean Bakopoulos Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 277 pp., $24 Whichever way you turn, beacons of American inauthenticity and political dysfunction are all around you, clamoring for your head space, your dollars, your compromised vote, your misplaced sense of nostalgia. It's enough to make you want to quit your job, move to the woods and sell your artisanal jam through the Internet. Collected from Dean Bakopoulos' "My American Unhappiness," here's a short list of some of the things that might make you miserable: Food courts, specifically fast-food places posing as Asian-fusion and Latin-fusion bistros. ATM surcharges. Healthcare....

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