Ned Alderman never knew that anyone could make a living as a joy facilitator until his summer in New York City; that's when he met the greatest "warmer" in the business. In To Make Others Happy, Ned tells the story of Chase Becker, a man who only knows how to pass joy along - until he meets the woman who knows how to get him to keep it, and the man who wants to take it all away. Ned is an intern at a small publishing house when he first encounters Chase; watching him work, Ned decides he wants to become a joy facilitator too. Chase becomes his mentor, teaching him how to give happiness to the world while admitting he doesn't know how to hold on to any for himself. As Ned falls further under the spell of Chase's evasive charisma, he brings others into their orbit - Siege, his boorish yet oddly charming best friend; Alexa, the girl he hopes to fall in love with; Nadine, his second cousin, who's letting him crash on her couch for the summer. It's Nadine who shows Chase what wonders await him should he decide he's ready to be as happy as the people he encounters. To Make Others Happy follows Ned and those around him for one remarkable summer, through encounters both sensual and scathing, through conversations both painful and powerful, with wit that can boost or bite. It captures a generation at its most capable, fired with peak passion, able to pull anyone into its sway. Finally, it's the tale of the unforgettable Chase Becker, a man who has so much to teach the world, and so much to learn from one woman in it.