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I Don’t Have a Happy Place: Cheerful Stories of Despondency and Gloom

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When the very first anecdote in the book involves the drowning death of a friend’s foreign nanny (and how lucky that friend is to get that sort of attention afterward), you know you’re in for a unique read.

I Don’t Have a Happy Place is part memoir and part therapy session, as writer Kim Korson explores her penchant for finding the worst in every situation. In fact, she challenges the very notion that happiness is a sustainable or natural state for modern life. Between romantic misadventures, researching what wild animals are likely to kill her in a given geographical locale, and the anxiety of a Disney vacation, Kim’s writing is neurotic and funny and rarely far from the truth.

Although I’d recommend not reading it in one sitting—lest Kim’s almost majestic negativity burrow too deep into your psyche—I Don’t Have a Happy Place is the perfect antidote to the positive-thinking, just-believe narrative so many self-help books are shilling these days. (Oh, and for the record, Kim, nobody likes the game Monopoly.)

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Author:
Kim Korson
Star Count:
3/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
288 pages
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publish Date:
2015-Apr-14
ISBN:
9781476740263
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Issue:
May 2015
Category:
Humor-Nonfiction
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Publication Date

2015-Apr-14

Format

Trade

Publisher

Gallery Books

Issue

May 2015

Page Count

288 pages

ASIN

1476740267

ISBN

9781476740263

Star Count

3

Book Author

Kim Korson

“I Don’t Have a Happy Place: Cheerful Stories of Despondency and Gloom”

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