What do unhappy goats have to do with Valentine's Day? Who are the Secret Society of Happy People and for crying out loud who let them out? Why do we stand under a poisonous plant and hope for a smooch? When did humans embrace the hair removal industry with open (and surprisingly smooth) arms? Humor columnist Deb Mercier answers these burning questions and more with Holidays, Shaving and Other Dubious Activities. Second in the Back Space 25's series, this collection of humor essays explores the human experience with wit and wisdom -- sometimes sharp, sometimes gentle, always with one inescapable conclusion: We're all nuts.