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I'm a  writer of wrongs, author of A Sassy Little Guide to Getting Over Him (2006) as well as A Sassy Little Substack, and now I'm back as A Sassy Little Podcaster! I've missed you!


There's been a slight change to the pod since its start in 2020 (and the pause that came in 2022). It's no longer A Sassy Little Podcast for Getting Over It (but that pod was so much fun!); it's now simply A Sassy Little Podcast, and I am The Happyist. Yep, sarcastic, cynical, snarky, sweary me is now a Happiness Coach — but coach is right up there with chunk and moist, so Happyist, it is! I still believe that laughter and real talk help folks get through life's challenges. And I also believe in untangling our beliefs about happiness. We complicate the you-know-what out it of, and that needs to stop. Don't you agree?


The weekly podcast is now a monthly (first Fridays), and while there will always be a public portion to it, the full episodes are available to paid subscribers of A Sassy Little Substack. Podcasts are fun and fulfilling...and a helluva lot of work. I write, produce, host, cast and edit this beauty all on my own, which keeps my plate pretty full. Substack subscriptions start at $5/mo or $40/yr. And your subscription comes with a lot more than a single pod ep. There's a weekly newsletter, free Last Saturday Seminars, and other bonus content. Also, the more subscribers we have, the more time I can dedicate to the pod, and the more episodes we'll have. It's a good way to ramp up!


We'll still have interviews with experts, celebrities and every-day people who are interesting, inspiring and honest. Not everyone has an easy time with happiness. I'm not going to sugar-coat that either. I'm super NOT a fan of toxic positivity. None of that garbage will be tolerated here. "Good vibes only" is a form of self-harm. All feelings are important. They are teachers. 


In addition to the Guide and its Young Adult edition (2017), I've penned two novels: Chain-Smoking Vegetarians and Other Annoyances in L.A. (2016) and Temporary (2018). I have a BFA live action film from the California Institute of the Arts and did a stint in Hollywood—as both an assistant and fledgling screenwriter—and...who cares? It was a long and winding road that led me on this sassy, happy journey...and I'm enjoying TF out of it! I hope you'll join the fun here on the pod each month. And, if you want more, you can subscribe (for free) to receive a weekly newsletter/my Substack. All subscribers (free and paid) are invited to the free, monthly Last Saturday Seminars.

Interested in getting more happy in your life? Please check out The Happyist website.

If you have a comment, question or guest to pitch, please use the email form below. Cheers! xo


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