Conrad Hall was born the third child in a family with two children, and never allowed to forget it. That made “getting happy” a challenge from the get-go.
His hard experiences, the people he met along the way, and his personal desire to be a better man led Conrad to face his own faults. He learned to accept mistakes and failure as natural, effective means for finding what works. That's why and how Conrad Hall developed the Cranium Ex Rectum philosophy. It's a playful reminder to take our mistakes less seriously. It also encourages us to learn from those mistakes by facing them honestly.
Conrad Hall has authored several books. Getting Happy…when you wish you were dead is his eighth title, and the first in the Getting Happy series. The Chicago Tribune says, “Getting Happy is chicken soup for the 21st Century.” The New York Times says, “Getting Happy is a real-life silver linings story that makes you want to cheer, weep and laugh, all at the same time.”
Getting Happy…when you wish you were dead is the story of 143 days in his life – November 11, 2012 to April 3, 2013 – and his journey from business success down through divorce and jail, and back up to having his own apartment. The story is punctuated with stories from Conrad’s past that show why he was able to move past each day’s troubles – plus the alluring, constant desire to end it all – and arrive at Getting Happy.
"Conrad’s honesty, his willingness to be exposed, make Getting Happy…when you wish you were dead a must read for every parent and friend." David L. Hancock, Founder, Morgan James Publishing
Conrad Hall’s goal is to:
“find teens who are as I once was, and keep them from walking the paths I have followed.”
He has learned to find the line between accepting responsibility for his choices, and setting aside the blame for other people’s actions. It’s along that line that he has found happiness and fulfillment even in the midst of divorce and homelessness.
Conrad Hall's story is far from finished. In fact, many people (including his publisher, friends, and even a politician) believe the best part of his story has yet to be lived and told. Conrad’s invitation is for you to join the adventure and discover your own way for Getting Happy.