14,000 Things to be Happy About

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14,000 Things to be Happy About
Barbara Ann Kipfer – 14,000 Things to be Happy About cover.jpg
Author Barbara Ann Kipfer
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Workman Publishing
Publication date
Pages 612
ISBN 978-0-89480-370-3
OCLC 21041263
031.02 20
LC Class B187.H3 K55 1990

14,000 things to be happy about is a book by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Illustrated by Pierre Le-Tan. It was published in 1990 by Workman Publishing.

The book consists simply of a list containing approximately 14,000 random and sometimes abstract items, apparently compiled by the author over the course of 20 years. More than one million copies have been sold. In 1990, it earned a rank of 11th, tied with What to Expect When You're Expecting, The PreHistory of the Far Side, and The Language of Letting Go on the paperback bestseller list.[1] A revised version with 1,500 new entries was published in 2007. The 25th anniversary edition, revised and with 4,000 new entries was published in 2014.


  1. ^ "Longest-Running Paperback Bestsellers for 1990." Publishers Weekly, January 4, 1991.