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One More Theory About Happiness

Implest daily tasks reuire help Yet every agony is met with hope each humiliation with dignity moments of despair banished by an extraordinary capacity for gratitude If you've never laughed and cried at the same time Guest's book will change that His language is pure poetry and his simple amazing grace redefines that world weary word heroIn these lyrical searing pages Guest manages to break our hearts and put them back together again Ann Hood author of The Red Thre I liked the book but have since listened to his poetry online and I like that so much better

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Paul Guest was a normal 12 year old fascinated with the old firecrackers his grandfather kept in a jar He'd break them up and set fire to the rupture creating showers of sparks The day after he graduated from grade school he borrowed a bicycle lost control and flipped it Lying on the ground unable to feel his body below his neck what he thought was blood running from his nose was in fact spinal fluidGuest would never again have the use of his arms or legs Even so h Even though I have never read any of the his poetry as I read One More Theory About Happiness author Paul Guest s CV as a poet came shining through every word I felt like I was reading a long autobiographical prose poem rather than a short memoir When he is 12 years old Guest borrows a broken down bike at a teacher s house and accidentally crashes it into a ditch breaking both arms and fracturing his vertebrae This book shares the results of this accident hospitalization and paralysis Guest takes readers through these life changing experiences with a narration in which every word seems to be carefully and perfectly chosen to express what was happening to his body and mind at the time His descriptions of the spinal injury hospital he stays in for a while after his accident are especially striking somehow managing to be both horrifying and comforting at the same time Even as young Paul feels isolated from others because of what has happened to him his language seeks out and emphasizes the human connections he feels with his family fellow patients friends and later colleagues and lovers He s especially able to recognize the frailties of others because of his own condition This memoir is really a beautiful and satisfying read and I will definitely be seeking out Guest s books of poetry The Exploration of the Male Anatomy poetry as I read One More Theory About Happiness author Paul Guest s CV as a Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals poet came shining through every word I felt like I was reading a long autobiographical All Night Long (Nannies, prose Bronze Age Mindset poem rather than a short memoir When he is 12 years old Guest borrows a broken down bike at a teacher s house and accidentally crashes it into a ditch breaking both arms and fracturing his vertebrae This book shares the results of this accident hospitalization and The Freeze-Frame Revolution paralysis Guest takes readers through these life changing experiences with a narration in which every word seems to be carefully and The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 perfectly chosen to express what was happening to his body and mind at the time His descriptions of the spinal injury hospital he stays in for a while after his accident are especially striking somehow managing to be both horrifying and comforting at the same time Even as young Paul feels isolated from others because of what has happened to him his language seeks out and emphasizes the human connections he feels with his family fellow Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus patients friends and later colleagues and lovers He s especially able to recognize the frailties of others because of his own condition This memoir is really a beautiful and satisfying read and I will definitely be seeking out Guest s books of His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch poetry

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E says he was lucky If I couldn't lift my arms I could breathe I could feel I no longer had to be or even could be who I once was What I once was I was broken And new One More Theory About Happiness is among the rarest of books humbling heartbreaking and suffused with joy Guest must learn to navigate the rest of his life in a wheelchair An immobilizing halo is screwed into his skull There are diapers and suctions; basic bodily functions are no longer private; the s I wish I d liked this better I love this guy s poetry and I like everything I know about him from his blog and other articles so I was looking forward to his memoir But I found it curiously flat and there were weird gaps that I wish had been filled in for instance I would have liked to hear about his development as a writer particularly through his academic life and through his friendships with other writers He seemed bent on minimalism and while I respect that I suspect it was done to avoid going too far the other way and getting caught up in minutia that might have come across as self pitying or self serving I think in the end it detracted from the book s impact


10 thoughts on “One More Theory About Happiness

  1. says:

    I won this book on Goodreads First reads Paul takes us into his life from when he was 12 yrs old and had a bicyc

  2. says:

    Even though I have never read any of the his poetry as I read One More Theory About Happiness author Paul Guest's CV as a poet came shining through every word I felt like I was reading a long autobiographical prose poem rather than a

  3. says:

    This memoir is about how Paul Guest became a uadriplegic at the age of 12 and how he has lived his life since then It was a bike accident and then someone despite his protests picked him up which might have done further damage alth

  4. says:

    I wish I'd liked this better I love this guy's poetry and I like everything I know about him from his blog and other articles so I was looking forward to his memoir But I found it curiously flat and there were weird gaps that I wish had been filled in for instance I would have liked to hear about his development as a writer particularly through his academic life and through his friendships with other writers

  5. says:

    I've just finished reading One More Theory About Happiness by Paul Guest a book I won through the Goodreads First Reads It's a coming

  6. says:

    Working as a therapist I see what transpires with people after an injury or an illness I feel that everyone has a right to tell their story it justifies them as a person However I felt that this book lacked emotion In my opinion he was telling a story that could have been about anything He was not describing what he was really fe

  7. says:

    This gripping memoir is an homage to resiliency strength and courage It is written by Paul Guest now 27 who had a cataclysmic accident when he was 12 years old While riding his teacher's old 10 speed bicycle whi

  8. says:

    easy read short book was just an ok read

  9. says:

    I liked the book but have since listened to his poetry online and I like that so much better

  10. says:

    A remarkable memoir about the permanence of accidents and what powers life after tragedy occurs A true tale told by a poet Worth your time

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