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Happy : a memoir

Author: Alex Lemon
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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, the hard-partying kid who everyone called Happy, often without even knowing his real name. In the spring of 1997, he had his first stroke. For two years Lemon coped with his deteriorating health by sinking deeper into alcohol and drug abuse. His charming and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alex Lemon; Alex Lemon; Alex Lemon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Lemon
ISBN: 9781416550235 1416550232 9781416550259 1416550259 9781439160497 143916049X
OCLC Number: 311764518
Description: 292 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Alex Lemon.

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A poet's electrifying memoir about his struggles with his past, his addictions, and the wreckage of his body after his first stroke at the age of 19.  Read more...

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""Happy" unfurls like gauze, revealing not a wound, but a series of intricate and beautiful scars.EAlex reminds us that though we can't make it through this life unscathed, we can make it through Read more...

 
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