My Review of “Happiness The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever” “A Memoir” by Heather Harpham
Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant–Brian is sure he loves her, only he doesn’t want kids. Heather re …more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 1st 2017 by Henry Holt & Company
I would like to thank Henry,Holt and Company, BookBrowse, And Heather Harpham for the Advanced Reading Edition of “Happiness The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After” A Memoir by Heather Harpham for my honest review. The genres of this novel are Memoir and Non-fiction.
Kudos to Heather Harpham for retelling her story in such a captivating and intriguing way. The author does an amazing job in describing all the people in her life. It was refreshing to see the author’s honesty. I feel that it was brave and courageous for the author to share her emotional journey.
The author describes her relationship with the man she falls in love with. They are totally opposite in many ways. When she gets pregnant, I quote , “If I wanted to have children with anyone, it would be with you.” He doesn’t want children but he does help her financially.
Heather returns to her original home in California and is determined to be a single Mom. She is very alone and frightened, but does have the support of her Mother, family and good friends. Heather gives birth to a little girl. Unfortunately, the baby has a condition that requires transfusions and medical intervention. Heather does keep Brian, the father aware of what is going on from afar.
I like the way Heather discusses the importance of family, friends, and support. Heather meets many people on her journey, who show the importance of love, faith and hope. The author also describes all the emotions that she is forced to face in a positive way.
I would recommend this as a well written, informative and intriguing memoir of love, family, life and hope.