I Don't Have a Happy Place by Kim Korson audiobook

I Don't Have a Happy Place: Cheerful Stories of Despondency and Gloom

By Kim Korson
Read by Xe Sands

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200024254

  • ISBN: 9798200024247

  • ISBN: 9798200024261

Runtime: 7.84 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 that her brother were an arsonist just so that 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Korson's preoccupations---checking crime blotters for neighborhood stats, being certain that her first child would come out crazy, avoiding chitchat at parties---may keep her firmly in her cranky cave but will strike a funny bone in readers. Publishers Weekly
“Kim Korson must be stopped. My wife thinks she’s funnier than me.” Jon Stewart
“Korson’s preoccupations—checking crime blotters for neighborhood stats, being certain that her first child would come out crazy, avoiding chitchat at parties—may keep her firmly in her cranky cave but will strike a funny bone in readers.” Publishers Weekly
“Rich in descriptive detail.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Kim Korson

Author Bio: Kim Korson

Kim Korson is a writer originally from Montreal, Canada. She now lives in southern Vermont with her husband and two kids.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English