One More Theory About Happiness: A Memoir

Paperback | May 3, 2011

byPaul Guest

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“In these lyrical, searing pages, Guest manages to break our hearts and put them back together again.”
—Ann Hood

In the tradition of Lucy Grealy’s Autobiography of a Face, One More Theory About Happiness is a bold and original memoir from the acclaimed, Whiting Award-winning poet Paul Guest, author of My Index of Horrifying Knowledge. A remarkable account of the accident that left him a quadriplegic, and his struggle to find independence, love, and a life on his own terms, One More Theory About Happiness has been praised by Charles Bock, author of Beautiful Children, as, “Smart and honest and clear eyed and above all, humane.”

 

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“In these lyrical, searing pages, Guest manages to break our hearts and put them back together again.”—Ann HoodIn the tradition of Lucy Grealy’s Autobiography of a Face, One More Theory About Happiness is a bold and original memoir from the acclaimed, Whiting Award-winning poet Paul Guest, author of My Index of Horrifying Knowledge. A ...

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Whiting Award-winning poet Paul Guest was twelve years old, racing down a hill on a too-big, ancient bicycle when he discovered he had no brakes. Trying to steer into anything that would slow him down, he hit a ditch, was thrown over the handlebars, and broke his neck. One More Theory About Happiness follows a boy into manhood, his pat...

Paul Guest is the author of three poetry collections,The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World, which won the 2002 New Issues Prize in Poetry;Notes for My Body Double, which won the 2006 Prairie Schooner Book Prize; andMy Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge. The recipient of a 2007 Whiting Award, he lives in Atlanta, Ge...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:May 3, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061685186

ISBN - 13:9780061685187

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“[A] graceful and unflinching account....a remarkable journey that Guest, who possesses a dark sense of the absurd and an eye for the vulnerability of both the injured and the whole, presents in scenes that run the gamut from the horrific to the sublime.”