Ode to Happiness Keanu Reeves pdf download
Ode to Happiness is a book by actor Keanu Reeves and artist Alexandra Grant, published in 2011 by Steidl. It is a "grown-ups picture book" that features a poem by Reeves and drawings by Grant, inspired by a joke among friends. The book is a humorous and ironic reflection on self-pity and despair, with lines such as "I draw a hot sorrow bath/In my despair room" and "I hate myself face cream".
The book started as a private gift from Grant to Reeves, after their mutual friend Janey Bergam shared a poem that Reeves wrote while listening to sad songs. Grant spent six months creating the artwork for the poem, and then presented it to Reeves as a handstitched book. Reeves was impressed by the result and decided to publish it as a work of art. They collaborated with Gerhard Steidl, a renowned printer of arts books, to reproduce the book as a facsimile of the original.
The book received positive reviews from critics and fans, who praised its wit, charm, and originality. It also sparked interest in the relationship between Reeves and Grant, who have been friends for over a decade and have worked together on other projects, such as The Matrix 4 (2021) and Shadows (2016), another book of poetry and art. In 2019, they confirmed that they are dating.
Ode to Happiness is not available as a pdf download, as it is meant to be enjoyed as a physical object that can be held and touched. The book is printed on thick, quality paper with its own slipcase, and each copy is numbered and signed by the authors. The book is sold out on most online platforms, but it can be found in some libraries and bookstores. Alternatively, you can read more about the book and see some of the images online at [Google Books], [BBC News], or [Open Library].