Originally published in 2007, The Cubs Fan’s Guide To Happiness is back with an updated edition for 2014. The book reveals what makes Cubs fans tick and what keeps them happy. It explains why it’s not over until you’re mathematically eliminated, why winning really isn’t everything, and why it’s perfectly acceptable to blame all your troubles on a scapegoat, which may or may not be an actual goat.
This revised edition, released to coincide with Wrigley Field’s 100th Anniversary, features new sections like “A Renovated Stadium, A Renovated Future” and “Sabermetrics? No, Cubbiemetrics!” It’s perfect for any Cubs fan. Written by George Ellis, co-founder of The Heckler.
“The Cubs Fan’s Guide to Happiness is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. George Ellis has given the vast, shambling Cubs Nation reason to live. Other than beer.”
Chicago Sun-Times columnist and ‘Heaven Is A Playground’ author Rick Telander
“This book helps explain how it is that Cubs fans remain fiercely loyal while somewhat maintaining their sanity. And in true Heckler form, George Ellis kids because he loves…I think.”
Chicago Cubs TV play-by-play announcer Len Kasper
“This is one of the funniest books I’ve read in years.”
Hosea Sanders, ABC Chicago
“Lovable but unrealistic, ignores the truth and every chapter is a reminder that, no matter how good things look on paper, something bad can always happen and usually does.”
“Ellis is to be commended for pulling together 200 pages of sensible thought. Normally all he’s good for is a remotely humorous Crane Kenney joke every two months.”
Brad Zibung, The Heckler
“It’s a nice little book and I think a Cubs fan would like to have this.”
Jonathon Brandmeier, WLUP FM Chicago