Are We There Yet?
My Journey from a Messed-Up
to Meaningful Life
by Jeff Allen
Comedic and Inspirational memoir from the stand-up comic who coined the phrase “Happy Wife, Happy Life”.
Leave it to a comedian to find God through the Bible’s most depressing book.
For years, one of the funniest men in America was crying on the inside. Jeff Allen was a comedian with the lead role in a tragedy.
Born into a tough working-class Chicago family, Allen fell into substance abuse at an early age, and his problems didn’t magically go away when he got married. In fact, with the arrival of two children, they intensified. The sense that his life was meaningless made his family life as dark and biting as his comedy.
But in his darkest moment, an unlikely encounter with the gloomiest book of the Bible set him on the path to salvation. The opening line of Ecclesiastes, “Meaningless, meaningless, all in life is meaningless,” resonated with him.
So he kept reading, and soon he discovered the Source of meaning. Eventually, Allen found himself with a revitalized marriage and a repurposed career.
If you have struggled to find meaning in your life, this book is for you.
With his trademark humor and unflinching honesty, Allen will point you to the only One who can answer the question, “Are we there yet?” You’ll know when you’ve arrived.
Published: September, 2023