Happiness for Humans

  • by P. Z. Reizin
  • Narrated by Gavin Osborn
  • 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Happiness for Humans is a joyful, romantic and very funny story, perfect for those who loved The Rosie Project and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
Don't tell anyone, but Jen is one of my favourite people. (Machines aren't supposed to have favourites. Don't ask me how this has happened.)
Jen is sad. Aiden wants her to be happy. Simple? Except that Jen is a 30-something woman whose boyfriend has just left her and Aiden is a very complicated, very expensive piece of software.
Aiden knows Jen inside out. With access to all her devices, he knows her most played song, can find her favourite photos and single out the insta-quotes which most inspire her. Based on observations and unique algorithms, he has calculated that Jen should find a new man to achieve optimum wellbeing. And with the whole of the internet at his disposal, he doesn't have to look far to find a perfect specimen and engineer a meeting. Except Jen seems to be remarkably unwilling to fall in line with Aiden's flawless plan.
Can a very artificially intelligent machine discover emotional intelligence in time to fix Jen's life? And find out what exactly makes human beings happy?


What the Critics Say

"Bridget Jones' Diary for the digital age." (Daily Record)
"This is Jane Austen's Emma for the digital age." (Keith Stuart, best-selling author of A Boy Made of Blocks)
"So funny, clever and timely. I loved it." (Martha Kearney)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

AI fun

Great concept & enjoyable. Characters (especially the AI ones) are great but overall plot a bit weak
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Soppy, two dimensional characters

Boring, simplistic (angelic woman, despicable men) not funny, predictable. Might appeal to more sensitive types who don’t like to much depth in their characters.
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- Crispin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2018
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group