One More Theory About Happiness

A Memoir

by Paul Guest

One More Theory About Happiness

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A Memoir
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Describes the accident that turned the author into a quadriplegic and his struggle to find independence, love, and a life on his own terms.

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Paul Guest — poet, teacher, Whiting Award winner — is also a quadriplegic. In this beautiful, touching, sometimes-heartbreaking memoir, he puts his considerable literary talent to work in describing what it's like to suddenly lose, at the age of 12, one's ability to move. Moments after crashing his bicycle, he writes, "There seemed to be no body any longer below my neck." What follows is a compendium of doctors, nurses, physical therapists and wheelchairs, as well as all those things that

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