Then We'd Be Happy is a tale of lower middle-class friends trying to fashion futures out of whatever opportunities they can find. Opportunities to make money. Opportunities to be together. Opportunities that fall apart. Opportunities that must be put back together, no matter what.
The friends include a would-be chef, a flirtatious (and unfaithful) waitress, a single mother with a tattoo of Bart Simpson on her shoulder, and an easy-going young man who must make some hard choices.
Living among the ones and zeros of California's Silicon Valley—the coders and big-bucks brainiacs—they band together to pay rent and enjoy whatever pleasures they can.
Theirs is a story about fortune cookies, class warfare, disease-fighting neuropeptides, strawberry rhubarb pie, and what it will take to be happy.