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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Where Is My Happy Ending? A Journey of No Regrets by Karen Harmon is the poignant and heartbreaking story of living in a family plagued by mental illness and how she leaves home at the age of seventeen and goes to Vancouver to embrace a new life filled with dreams. The memoir chronicles her story of hard knocks, the highs and lows of her life, the adversities and challenges she faced while living alone in Vancouver, and also getting involved with different men, drugs, and alcohol. It is a story of courage, hope, heartbreaks, love, and healing as readers get glimpses of her life filled with hardships and the difficulties she endures being a single parent.
Where Is My Happy Ending? is raw and honest and is also an inspiration for readers to look at life with a positive perspective, just like the author did with hers. What makes Karen Harmon's story appealing is her honesty when it comes to sharing her life with readers. She speaks about it in detail and it is heartbreaking to note her vulnerability, sadness, and pain as the memoir progresses. What has to be admired is her attitude of taking life in her stride, not complaining, and not having any regrets over what she suffered. Her story is real and relatable, and many readers will be able to connect with her experiences and stories and be inspired to look at the hardships and adversities in their lives from a different perspective. More than her story, what impresses readers is the determination to take control of her life and deal with it without complaining.