Book Review: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

jacket.aspxI smiled and  turned to my husband as I was reading Ann Patchett’s latest, “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage,” and said, ” I wish I could be friends with Ann Patchett.”  While many readers know the author from her outstanding fiction works such as Bel Canto and State of Wonder,  the author earned her living for many years writing articles for magazines.   Her latest is a nonfiction book based on some of these essays  ( and several commencement speeches)  that span over 25 years of her life .   Patchett shares her life with her readers– from traversing across the United States in a R.V., to attempting the Los Angeles police exams.   The book starts with an essay on the author questioning her first  marriage and takes you full circle to the title of the book.  Patchett had me sighing in agreement one minute and chuckling the next.   If you love Ann Patchett as an author, this will have you loving her as a person.

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