Read Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After Online Free - Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant--Brian is sure he loves her, only he doesn't want kids. Heather returns to California to deliver their daughter alone, buoyed by family and friends. Mere hours after Gracie's arrival, Heather's bliss is interrupted when a nurse wakes her, Get dressed, your baby is in trouble.
This is not how Heather had imagined new motherhood--alone, heartsick, an unexpectedly solo caretaker of a baby who smelled "like sliced apples and salted pretzels" but might be perilously ill. Brian reappears as Gracie's condition grows dire; together Heather and Brian have to decide what they are willing to risk to ensure their daughter sees adulthood.
|Title||:||Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
July 25, 2017
A powerful and heart wrenching story that touched my every emotion. Author Heather Harpham’s newborn Gracie was born with a life-threatening blood disease. This intelligently written memoir is frank, sad, uplifting and feels straight from the heart.
Heather and ex-boyfriend Brian are living on dif...
July 11, 2017
Happiness: A Memoir‘s has the most delicious subtitle. It’s “The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After Happiness.” That alone is a good reason to read the book. About fifteen years ago, Heather Harpham was madly in love with Brian Morton. They were opposites in many ways: he was the planner to h...
June 11, 2017
I would like to thank Henry,Holt and Company, BookBrowse, And Heather Harpham for the Advanced Reading Edition of "Happiness The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After" A Memoir by Heather Harpham for my honest review. The genres of this novel are Memoir and Non-fiction.
Kudos to Heather Harpham f...
June 17, 2017
What a beautiful book! Heather Harpham's first child, Gracie, was born with a life-threatening blood disease. To keep her alive, every few weeks she must return to the hospital for a transfusion. It is so much a way of life for Gracie that she believes it is something that everyone has to do when...
July 03, 2017
As a parent, reading a true story about a child born seriously ill is not easy. I'm glad I read this one, though. It was honest, sad, even funny at times. It reveals how a terrifying experience like this affects the entire family, including the relationship and romance between the parents. I root...
May 26, 2017
Thanks to the publisher, Henry Holt and Company, via LibraryThing, for an ARC of the memoir in exchange for my honest opinion.
I didn't know what to expect from this memoir. I got a wonderful surprise! It's both heartwarming and heart-wrenching to read the author's moving story starting with the b...
March 05, 2017
It's not often a book makes me cry but this one got me - multiple times.
September 10, 2017
Thank you Heather Harpham for spending 5 years to get this book right. Tough to write but finely crafted throughout. I came close to carrying my Kindle into the shower because I was so absorbed in Gracie's journey. The humorous touches made it all bearable. Even
I rooted for Brian throughout. Alth...
September 03, 2017
Absolutely wonderful motherhood memoir of the experience of having a child with a potentially fatal illness - it broke my heart but ultimately put it back together again and was told with the perfect mix of analysis and account of events as they happened years earlier. I listened to this book fro...
June 18, 2017
This is a moving, literary memoir about love. The author (quite by accident?) becomes pregnant by her partner, a NY writer of fame. However, a baby doesn't fit into his life plan, especially when it's discovered that the baby has a life threatening illness. But love and sickness has a funny way o...