Truthfully Yours - a "Happy" Book


Despite the poignant, awkward, and sometimes sad events it describes, the 1949 Leacock Medal Winning book Truthfully Yours by Angeline Hango is ultimately a happy book. 
In fact, a search of the text found that the word -
         
         “Happy” - is used 47 times in times in the book’s 144 pages;
             “Laugh”  -  appears 21 times;
              and “Smile” 16.

Whereas “Sad,” “Hurt,” and “Embarrassed” only clock 10, 12, and 11 respectively.
 
Truthfully Yours - Actually a Happy Book