The Happy Pill: Portrait of a Middle-Class Homeowner During the Fallout of Economic Meltdown takes a revealing tour along the road to global economic failure. This illuminating elixir of stories told by a former homeowner and small businessman travels from KFC-infused Kentucky to incense-rich Oman, and from coffee farming communities to the cafés of New Zealand to illustrate the common thread shared by neocons, rednecks, politicians, angry turtles, Trustafarians, mass media and real estate agents—they all lend a hand in destroying the middle class. These stories provide the obvious, but mysteriously missing link between the low-interest prescription pill ploy to the bogus micro-histories that initiated irresponsible spending on wars and the resulting downgrading of America’s credibility. The conclusive fiasco from the era of corporate fascism is that only the top one percent can now get ahead. In this bubble of megalomaniac media madness, as Americans vicariously attach themselves to notions of false wealth and false enemies, will we fail as voters to initiate real change? The Happy Pill delivers a special blend of narrative, political satire and media analysis to speak from a wide perspective about a modern tale of Good vs. Evil.