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Happy: A Memoir

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    Deeply Emotional - very interesting and original

    This book was unlike any other I memoir I have had the pleasure (or confusion) of reading. I prefer memoirs, I want and need to read stories that are true, no matter how devestating or disturbing they may be. Life can be disturbing, devastating, painful and ugly. Yet, the mojority of these writers find a way to learn to live with the painfully devastating and ugly parts of their lives. They do not simply
    "GET OVER IT and live happily ever after... that is not reality.

    This book was interesting because of how original the issues are, especially considering his young age, "Ali" drinks and drugs more than the average college student even though he is aware of his physical issues. The writing was a little confusing to me it seemed to jump around more than any other book I have read.

    Yet, in the REALISTIC ending, what shines through is that he never gives up...that, along with the amazing love and very strong bond he and his (slightly ADD) Mother share...NO MATTER WHAT, Love prevails (this is not a hopeless romantic speaking, either...the love for her son was/is so real while also so difficult.

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  • Posted March 18, 2010

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    I couldn't put it down. Lemon's rawness and writing captivated me.

    I'd read reviews, so I knew what was going to happen to Lemon, but I could not put it down. His writing, his story--it captivated me. I was mad and terrified and disappointed and angry and nearly every other emotion. Terrific raw story. Intense. Would read his writing again.

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  • Posted March 10, 2010

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    Happy?

    Happy is a real life honest memoir about a hard partying college kid. It could almost be comparable to A Million Little Pieces, except it is real. And not quite so graphic. Alex Lemon is just a kid who comes face to face with his own mortality at the tender age of nineteen.

    The book is well written and fluid. This memoir almost reads like a novel. Full of coming of age angst and even a little bit of fear. Given the fact that the author is telling his story, you know there is a happy ending, but at what cost?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    Good Read

    Alex Lemon does a great job expressing the struggles he faced while trying to cope with his first brain bleed and then his second. The way he tries to mask his pain and fear through drugs and alcohol shows how he has been struggling with not only the present but the past as well. Happy is funny, sad, painful and amazing.

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