Based on Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Whatever Makes You Happy is an exploration of the all too common trappings of dissatisfaction and infidelity in the relationships of urban twenty somethings. Anna is a practical and bookish grad student. She lives a comfortable, yet safe life of study, friends, and her long time boyfriend Kevin. Alex is a musician, living the carefree urban hipster lifestyle, perfectly happy to coast through life unencumbered. Everything changes when by chance Anna and Alex meet through friends and connect in a way neither of them expected. This unlikely pair start a fiercely heated affair, putting both of their worlds in jeopardy. Is what they have together enough to survive the damage it causes?
moody daughters, Rachel and Dina have a close relationship. Dina tells her everything... or so Rachel thinks. When Dina suddenly commits suicide, Rachel is devastated and confused. Her search for answers as to what happened in her daughter's final days leads her to some painful discoveries about the secrets that Dina was trying to keep and the bullying that was tearing her apart.
When she was six, Suzanne Hollander saw her mother kill her father. Twenty-five years later, she's a professor of psychology and lives in fear of becoming a criminal like her mother. As she teaches a course at the university, gunfire breaks out on campus, causing several casualties. The shooter is one of her former students with whom she had many conversations about his thesis, on the assessment of empathy. The young man, named Connor, is a dangerous psychopath who keeps the track to declare his love.
Three best friends explore the world of online swipe dating in Los Angeles and quickly find out that anyone who judges you based on your salary or number of social media followers is someone who has their own soul-searching to do.