This Is Not The Story You Think It Is by Laura Munson: A From Left to Write Book Club

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This Is Not the Story You Think It Is by Laura Munson

Can you choose happiness? Even in the midst of a very unlikely time to be happy? Read the stories the From Left to Write bloggers are sharing today, inspired by the book This Is Not the Story You Think It Is by Laura Munson.

About the book:

When Laura Munson’s essay was published, The New York Times was so flooded with responses that they had to close down the comment feature. Readers wrote in saying that they had sent the column to all of their friends. Therapists wrote Munson to tell her that they were passing it out to their clients.

What did Munson write that caused such a fervor?

Laura detailed what happened when her husband of more than twenty years told her he wasn’t sure he loved her anymore and wanted to move out. And while you might think you know where this story is going, this isn’t the story you think it is. Laura’s response to her husband: I don’t buy it.

In this poignant, wise, and often funny memoir, Munson recounts a period of months in which her faith in herself-and her marriage-was put to the test. Shaken to the core after the death of her beloved father, not finding the professional success that she had hoped for, and after countless hours of therapy, Laura finally, at age forty, realized she had to stop basing her happiness on things outside her control and commit herself to an “End of Suffering.” This Is Not The Story You Think It Is… chronicles a woman coming to terms with the myths we tell ourselves-and others-about our life and realizing that ultimately happiness is completely within our control.

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Full Disclosure: From Left to Write bloggers received complimentary copies of the book This Is Not the Story You Think It Is for use and participation in the From Left to Write Book Club. They were not obligated to write about this book.

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  1. July 21, 2010