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I Don't Have a Happy Place : Cheerful Stories of Despondency and Gloom (Paperback) (Kim Korson)

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When a trip to the therapist ends with the question “Can’t Kim be happy?” Kim Korson responds the way any normal person would—she makes fun of it. Because really, does everyonehave to be happy?Aside from her father wearing makeup and her mother not feeling well (a lot), Kim Korson’s 1970s suburban upbringing was typical. Sometimes she wished her brother were an arsonist just so she’d have a valid excuse to be unhappy. And when life moves along pretty decently--she breaks into show business, gets engaged in the secluded jungles of Mexico, and moves her family from Brooklyn to dreamy rural Vermont—the real despondency sets in. It’s a skill to find something wrong in just about every situation, but Kim has an exquisite talent for negativity. It is only after half a lifetime of finding kernels of unhappiness where others find joy that she begins to wonder if she is even capable of experiencing happiness.In I Don’t Have a Happy Place, Kim Korson untangles what it means to be a true malcontent. Rife with evocative and nostalgic observations, unapologetic realism, and razor-sharp wit,I Don’t Have a Happy Place is told in humorous, autobiographical stories. This fresh-yet-dark voice is sure to make you laugh, nod your head in recognition, and ultimately understand what it truly means to be unhappy. Always.
?Can?t Kim be happy?? This is the question asked of Kim Korson?a female Woody Allen?at her first (and last) shrink appointment, and her chief dilemma in this fresh-voiced, hilarious take on what it means to be a malcontent.

?Go find your happy place!? Kim Korson?s befuddled husband exclaims one day, as his disgruntled wife is listing about the house (as malcontents are wont to do.)

It sounds simple enough?only Kim can?t. Because she doesn?t have one.

I Don?t Have a Happy Place is an exploration of Kim?s oftentimes irrational, at times self-induced, and nearly perpetual state of unhappiness, told through a series of humorous, autobiographical essays. Beginning with her childhood in the 1970s and extending through first jobs, first loves, marriage, and motherhood, Kim tries to explain why she?s happiest at her most unhappy?and why she?s completely fine with that. But, determined to change her ways for her children if nothing else, Kim moves her family from Brooklyn to southern Vermont to see if she can find happy for the first time in her life.

Rife with evocative and nostalgic observations, unapologetic realism, and razor-sharp wit, I Don?t Have a Happy Place is sure to make you laugh, nod your head compulsively in agreement, and ultimately feel empowered to ask: ?Happy? Who?s happy?!?
Number of Pages: 275
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Humor
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Kim Korson
Language: English
Street Date: April 14, 2015
TCIN: 16555909
UPC: 9781476740263
Item Number (DPCI): 247-36-6488

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