A heroin-addicted teenager. A modern retelling of the Ramayana. A toad that searches for life’s purpose. What is the link between these tales? What ultimately binds the seemingly disparate and incompatible stories? The answer is simple; it lies in the endurance of the human spirit. No matter how divergent our stories, how convoluted, and how bizarre, they end up telling us about ourselves more than mere speculation or introspection ever could. “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” attempts to answer the questions that lurk not only in society but also in the back of our minds by combining the outlandish with the pragmatic, the morose with the ecstatic, and the banal with the exciting.