by Katherine Center
Narrator Marguerite Gavin
Everyone experiences disappointment in life so severe that it becomes necessary to learn how to be happy again. In Happiness for Beginners, Helen loses her baby, divorces her alcoholic husband and realizes she has just forgotten how to be happy. While listening to this book, I was surprised to find that the plot takes the reader to wonderful Wyoming. Helen signs up to take a Wilderness survival course in Evanston, Wyoming with her younger brother’s annoying best friend Jake. Searching for something to replace the losses in her life, she goes on an adventure, initially realizing that she might be in over her head. She finds what she really had not expected: love. You probably guessed this. The journey she goes on to discover love improves her life in many ways; she does some soul searching on her trip and settles on trying to find the positive in every day.