That Happiness Thing: A Hometown Fable is a children's book that poses the age-old question: "What is happiness?" Which is what a 10-year-old boy from a small California town wants to know.
Mikey Wright is a normal 13-year-old, with normal problems - until the day he finds out his dad has cancer. Getaway Day chronicles Mikey's journey to save his father's life and learn the meaning of his own. His journey to help his father takes him from the safety and security of his home town to Anaheim and Chicago and back down Route 66. Along the way he's helped by some ordinary and extraordinary folks. Each one has something to teach Mikey about fathers and sons, growing up, family, and home.