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ISBN:
1440767777
Author:
Alex Lemon,Nick Landrum
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Professionals & Academics
Language:
English
Publisher:
Recorded Books (2010)
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Critically acclaimed poet Alex Happy Lemon takes listeners on a journey of addiction, tragedy, and survival in this memoir.

Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Critically acclaimed poet Alex Happy Lemon takes listeners on a journey of addiction, tragedy, and survival in this memoir. With an aneurysm in his brain, Lemon becomes trapped within the wreckage of his 19-year-old, stroke-ravaged body. But as he plunges into depression and longs for death, his mom’s life-affirming determination urges him to talk and walk and live again.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl.

Alex Lemon (Goodreads Author), Nick Landrum (Narrator). Published March 26th 2010 by Recorded Books, LLC. ISBN: 1440767793 (ISBN13: 9781440767791). MP3 Book, 0 pages. Author(s): Alex Lemon (Goodreads Author), Nick Landrum. ISBN: 1440790094 (ISBN13: 9781440790096).

Narrated by Nick Landrum. Critically acclaimed poet Alex "Happy" Lemon takes listeners on a journey of addiction, tragedy, and survival in this memoir. But as he plunges into depression and longs for death, his mom's life-affirming determination urges him to talk and walk and live again.

Critically acclaimed poet Alex Happy Lemon takes listeners on a journey of addiction, tragedy, and survival in. .

Critically acclaimed poet Alex Happy Lemon takes listeners on a journey of addiction, tragedy, and survival in this memoir.

Alex Lemon was supposed to be so much more than what he found himself: a deeply depressed hospital patient who . But Lemon discovers real happiness through recovery.

Alex Lemon was supposed to be so much more than what he found himself: a deeply depressed hospital patient who had suffered recurring strokes and othe. In an emotional reading, Nick Landrum recounts the highs and lows that made Lemon who he is. Landrum’s voice trembles but never falters. There’s raw emotion in his tone, and he tells Lemon’s story as if the words were flowing directly from the author’s fragile brain. Landrum’s delivery is seamless as he guides listeners toward the light of Lemon’s recovery. Library Ed., Recorded Books, 2010.

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  • Andromajurus
Alex Lemon's first major publication in prose is also his best work to date. The entire books crackles with vibrant imagery and original wordplay. Every few pages, you are reminded of just how cinematic and beautiful Lemon's voice can be.

Like any good memoir, Lemon's Happy is a brutally honest book. His reflections on his past can be both utterly crushing and amazingly up-lifting at different points through his diagnosis and recovery from illness. Sure, it's heavy at points on the drugs and sex, but these elements aren't used to impress or titillate the reader. They're the understandable reactions of a freshman in college who has to come to grips with his own mortality by himself.

In all honesty, Lemon's mother, "Ma", is a character so quirky and loving she alone makes the book a worth-while read. By the end of the memoir, you wish you could hug her just for her endurance and zaniness.

Simply put: this is a dazzling, significant work of creative non-fiction. Lemon's prose is like a current of electricity: quick, scorching, and powerful.
  • Kulalas
There's a particular energy that I felt at Kenyon College, a smart, heartbreakingly beautiful midwestern liberal arts school. It's this frenetic, alcohol-filled bliss drenched with sex and love and longing for a good life once the graduation gown is in a pile on the floor. Alex Lemon captures that feeling perfectly (though he was at Macalester) in his memoir Happy. His impeccable prose carries the reader through his incredible and harrowing journey of a bleeding brain stem--having stroke after stroke and ignoring them with the hubris of an average college guy. He proves himself to be anything but average with his refreshing emotional honesty, his rendering of a bludgeoning surgery, and his depiction of his mother. By the end of the book, I, as a mother, hoped to embody everything his Ma stands for. What a woman. What a son. Please read this. You'll be happy you did.
  • Zyangup
...and wouldn't let me go. I feel bad about the author's medical condition. Also, I'd love to meet his mother! :-)

P.S. If you're sensitive to reading 'swear words', this might not be the book for you.
  • Agantrius
I first heard Alex Lemon speak at the University of North Texas in 2011. In addition to poetry, he read an excerpt from Happy and I was enthralled. This memoir is beautifully written, an interesting and not so often seen mixture of blunt speech and artistic description. His voice as a gifted poet is evidenced by his original but fitting portrayals of his surrounding environments and inner thoughts. Numerous times during the reading I was intensely struck by his ability to channel the poet's voice in abnormal and shocking language- the kinds of metaphors and similes a student dreams of being able to conjure. The vignette style of writing is intense and driving, making the memoir a page turner. The story itself, though it may be only his, speaks to the trials of youth and fear that are universal and his characters are beautifully developed even when we get little information about them. Highly recommended.
  • Hulbine
An open memoir that highlights the dark passenger of someone who everyone assumes is so "happy". Lemon is a solid writer that isn't afraid to expose his greatest faults and deepest fears. Everyone assumes their life journey has been challenging and then you read about an accomplished author who can barely read post brain surgery.... suddenly our journey seems so basic and easy.

This book will make you "home sick" for your college days, challenge how you feel people perceive you and ultimately help you reflect on your own dark passenger.

Highly recommended. A fast and, although dark at points, an enjoyable read.
  • Obong
I bought this book because a friend told me she went to school with the author.

It has a lot of profanity, but somehow - it all makes sense to the story. This young man tells a story from his viewpoint - and its powerful. He shares the wierdness of his mom in such a loving way, you begin to really like her. He rolls around in despair and then again in hopefulness.

I look forward to the next book.
  • Uranneavo
Despite knowing what was going to happen to Lemon from reading reviews of this memoir, I could not put Happy down. Lemon's writing captivated me and made me feel every emotion possible. It's rawness and intensity are intriguing, making this memoir a must read.
Good price, excellent book and delivery on time.