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Fun! My Book “The Happiness Project” Makes a Cameo in the HBO TV Show “Big Little Lies.”

Fun! My Book “The Happiness Project” Makes a Cameo in the HBO TV Show “Big Little Lies.”

Several thoughtful readers emailed me to let me know that they spotted my book The Happiness Project in the first episode of HBO's new dark comedy-drama TV miniseries, Big Little Lies.

So of course, my whole family watched the show this weekend (we had to fast-forward through some parts, because of my twelve-year-old), and we were so engrossed in the story that we utterly failed to notice the book!

Fortunately, readers had told me to look for it in the final scene, so we were easily able to rewind.

I think the book is meant to give an ironic touch, given that it appears on the bedside table at the moment when the mysterious character Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley) is pulling a pistol out of the drawer.

I get such a kick out of this cameo! "The Happiness Project" was an answer on the game show Jeopardy!, and that was really fun, too.

Now I'm off to email my sister, who's a TV writer herself.

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