Happiness : The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After, Paperback Book

Happiness : The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After Paperback


An Amazon Best Memoir of the Month One of Elle Magazine's Best Books of 2017Goodreads Best of the MonthDaily Beast, "Books I Can't Live Without"Good Housekeeping, Best New Books for Summer Book Riot, 100 Must Read Books about HappinessHow to Build a Family Out of Love and Spare Parts starts out as a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, an out-going, theatre-performing California girl, and Brian, an intellectual New Yorker with an unwavering writing routine.

But when Heather falls pregnant, their magical interlude abruptly ends-Brian loves her, only he doesn't want kids.

So Heather decides to have their baby alone. 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 motherhood.

As concerns for her health grow, Brian and Heather begin a cautious return to each other.

How to Build a Family Out of Love and Spare Parts transforms heartbreak and parental fears into a lyrical meditation on love and happiness, in all their crooked configurations.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781786073433

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