Claire Stanford with Casey Bell, Happy for You











“Engrossing and clever . . . Stanford captures the allure, absurdity and menace of corporate spaces with wit and levity . . . Anyone who has resisted fitting neatly into an algorithm will find a companion in Evelyn, and in this book.” —The New York Times Book Review


Join us for an event with author Claire Stanford on Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30 pm as we celebrate the paperback release of her book, Happy for You, which was named a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. Claire will be joined in conversation by Casey Bell.

A whip-smart, funny, affecting novel about a young woman who takes a job at a tech company looking to break into the "happiness market", even as her own happiness feels more unknowable than ever. Wry, touching, and sharply attuned to the ambivalence, atomization, and illusion of control that characterize modern life, Happy for You, is a story of a young woman at a crossroads that movingly explores how even in this mediated world, our emotions, contradictions, and vulnerabilities have a transformative power we could never predict.

Claire Stanford's work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, The Rumpus, Tin House Flash Fridays, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Lit, and Lit Hub among other publications. Originally from Berkley, she currently lives in Reno, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Casey Bell's debut short story collection, Little Fury, is forthcoming from Metatron Press in May of 2023. She is the co-director of Girls Rock Reno, a music camp for self-identified girls, trans and gender-expansive youth. Casey teaches English at the University of Nevada, Reno and is the drummer and singer of the band Fine Motor.


Event date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509