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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 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 of age story his journey from 12 to adulthood after becoming paralyzed He shares his experiences of being totally reliant on others as he gains independence and understanding of selfbody The memoir elicits many emotions but it is not pitying of Guest He was able to share his experiences while shedding light on what his parents siblings and friends were experiencing as well It s not a memoir of dysfunction but one of inspiration A uick and moving read

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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 easy read short book was just an ok read

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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 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 although he ll never know He writes almost dispassionately about the humilitations the phantom pains the difficult adjustments he had to make How to go to school and learn with the help of an aide How to make friends again how to handle it when people treated him like he was going to break It s evident that he keeps emotion at bay because he doesn t want pity but of course the reader feels badly for him He writes of his parents and their loving care and he writes of the difficult emotions he had to cope with as he began to want a girlfriend I was glad to read that he graduated from college and found workI m very glad I read his book and I don t pity him rather I am happy that he found his own kind of happiness Fortunately he discovered writing beginning with poetry and this is his fifth book


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 bicycle accident which left him para

  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

  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 dam

  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 fi

  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 of age story his journey from 12 to adulthood after becoming paralyzed He shares his experiences of being totally reliant on others as he gains independence and understanding of selfbody The memoir elicits many emotions but it is not pitying of Guest He was able to share his ex

  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 emot

  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 which had no brakes he crashed and broke his neck Since that day he has been confined to a wheelchair virtually a uadriplegicPaul is a poet and this book is written in a straight forward no nonsense manner The memoir

  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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