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Brad Johnson releases “The Happiness Theory”

BookHappinessTheoryEnglish professor Brad Johnson has released his first, full-length poetry collection titled “The Happiness Theory” from The Main Street Rag.

“Brad Johnson’s poems are visceral, memorable, and striking in the way they dwell in reality, yet take sudden surrealistic leaps,” said Diane Thiel, internationally recognized poet and author. “The poems in this collection grapple with various kinds of love and connections, and particularly issues of parenting with a touch of dark humor that has resonance on a number of levels. The Happiness Theory presents paradoxes of everyday life and offers a mirror to different relationships, albeit perhaps, a funhouse mirror.”

Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., and raised near Baltimore, Johnson earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Miami and is currently an associate professor at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton, where he lives with his wife, daughter and dog.

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