Emily M. DeArdo


Absurdly Happy is my memoir that chronicles my life with cystic fibrosis (CF), a double lung transplant, and growing up as a Catholic in the Midwest. There are a lot of books about CF, but few of them are told from the patient's perspective, and none of them (that I know of) combine health and faith, as I've planned. 

The title comes from a tweet that was written during my Jeopardy! appearance. The story of the quote is the book's prologue. 

I am currently shopping the manuscript to agents.