Maira Kalman makes me happy. How could you not love her colorful illustrations and lovely, insightful writing? Kalman's And the Pursuit of Happiness column in The New York Times was definitely one of my favorite things of 2009, and now I'm sad to see that it has come to an end. Luckily for the people who buy such things (i.e., me), the column will be published in book form in October. Until then, you can read through all of the And the Pursuit of Happiness posts here, or peruse Kalman's other work on her website.