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|Read Epub Û Cursed by a Happy Childhood: Tales of Growing Up, Then and Now ¶ Cursed by a Happy Childhood is a warm, funny, bighearted collection of one dad s reminiscences about the kinds of lessons we all learn sometimes the hard way, often without even realizing it on the road to becoming a grown up The book began as a diary of sorts that Carl Lennertz wanted to keep for his eleven year old daughter, a way to let her know that he understood something about being a child and dealing with the milestones she would soon be approaching as a teenager As Carl began to write, he realized that his stories of friendship and cliques, fitting in while being yourself a neat trick , music and books, first job and first love, teachers and other role models are stories we all share and are as poignant and recognizable to parents and adults as they would be to his daughter The book soon grew into a keenly observed, deeply felt reflection on the ways we re all pretty much the same despite the obvious differences demanded by our stations in life old or young, parent or child, male or female Who, after all, ever really gets control of their inner kaleidoscopic mix of hopefulness, vulnerability, silliness, uncertainty, ambition and fear of looking dorky in front of the cool kids Cursed by a Happy Childhood is rich with vignettes of youth and life that point to truths larger than the stories themselves Most make us smile, a few make us wince, and all epitomize the power of memory to entertain, educate, and affect The lesson that Carl learned which we can all learn through his gently humorous and sometimes profound words is that the little moments are the big moments, and that we can and should enjoy our own stories and take heart in the magic way they have of helping us feel a little closer, a little stronger, and a little happier to face each day From the Hardcover edition Randomly picked this up at the KCMO library during my new stint as a working mom and it was exactly what I needed Thank you Lord I positive look at life from a real live parent It did make me jealous of his idyllic childhood Enjoyable collection of essays from a dady to a daughter, reminiscing about his childhood and hers.Wanting to pass along memories and experiences that shaped his life to his young daughter, Carl Lennertz has written a book of essays Cursed by a Happy Childhood is Lennertz s recollections of his life and comparisons of things that happened to him with the way things occur now.Filled with humor and nostalgia, Cursed by a Happy Childhood will appeal to readers who enjoy reminiscing about the past Enjoyable collection of essays from a dady to a daughter, reminiscing about his childhood and hers.Wanting to pass along memories and experiences that shaped his life to his young daughter, Carl Lennertz has written a book of essays Cursed by a Happy Childhood is Lennertz s recollections of his life and comparisons of things that happened to him with the way things occur now.Filled with humor and nostalgia, Cursed by a Happy Childhood will appeal to readers who enjoy reminiscing about the past Whether it be television, music, doing nothing yesterday versus today , sports, books, fashion, or cars, readers will laugh with recognition of themselves in these pages I found many things to relate to both with the way I was raised and with the way I am raising my own children There s a universal camaraderie that exists, and everyone can join in through the pages of this book.Cursed by a Happy Childhood is a quiet, unassuming book that will have delightful impact on your life It s a fun book to read and savor, and would make an excellent gift for parents and adult children alike I ve been in the mood for memoirs lately, so while at the library I took a stroll past the biography section and this title caught my eye I felt spontaneous and adventurous I was actually going to check a book out from the library without looking it up on Goodreads first Sadly, within a few chapters I felt bored and frustrated Cursed by a Happy Childhood is a nostalgic look back for a father as he ponders what he should teach his daughter from his own past In theory, it s kind of a cool i I ve been in the mood for memoirs lately, so while at the library I took a stroll past the biography section and this title caught my eye I felt spontaneous and adventurous I was actually going to check a book out from the library without looking it up on Goodreads first Sadly, within a few chapters I felt bored and frustrated Cursed by a Happy Childhood is a nostalgic look back for a father as he ponders what he should teach his daughter from his own past In theory, it s kind of a cool idea However Carl Lennertz s writing wasn t good enough to carry it off The tone was pendantic and slightly patronizing His reminiscences were flat and boring Thank goodness it was a short book or I might have had to quit reading it Definitely, not worth the read Apparently AJ was wrong you can get published without writing a single scene in a 199 pg bk Lennertz manages to relate memories of his cushy childhood in a small town on the tip of Long Island before the area was discovered and how that s made his life so successful He offers broad, generically sweeping advice on life and his understanding of it which is RIDDLED with cliches There s no real insight, just wistful nostalagia coupled with cries of how he doesn t like to focus on the good Apparently AJ was wrong you can get published without writing a single scene in a 199 pg bk Lennertz manages to relate memories of his cushy childhood in a small town on the tip of Long Island before the area was discovered and how that s made his life so successful He offers broad, generically sweeping advice on life and his understanding of it which is RIDDLED with cliches There s no real insight, just wistful nostalagia coupled with cries of how he doesn t like to focus on the good old days he prefers his modernity in NYC , both jumbled with fatherly advice and misteps and yet, no scene not a one Quite disappointing compared to what the jacket flap advertised as the content of the book No depth Whatsoever