This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Written by:
Ann Patchett
Narrated by:
Ann Patchett

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2013
11 hours 35 minutes
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

“I had been so engaged by Ann Patchett’s multifaceted story, so lured in by her confiding voice, that I forgot I was on the job. […] As the best personal essays often do, Patchett’s is a two-way mirror, reflecting both the author and her readers.” — New York Times Book Review

Blending literature and memoir, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband—creating a resonant portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett's life. Stretching from her childhood to the present day, from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one, it covers a multitude of topics, including relationships with family and friends, and charts the hard work and joy of writing, and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore.

As she shares stories of the people, places, ideals, and art to which she has remained indelibly committed, Ann Patchett brings into focus the large experiences and small moments that have shaped her as a daughter, wife, and writer.
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Enjoyed this book very much. Thanks Ann for sharing your stories.

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Sandra C.

I loved the book. Title was a bit misleading as I was expecting to hear more about the magic of marriage. But I now realize I wouldn't change anything just, add a chapter "Carl and me and Rose make a perfect marriage"

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Beverly S.

The book was great…Ann you are a brilliant writer…I got another book by you to listen to next… I like biographies/ history, but I’m trying a novel by you now… thank you

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Great listen. It feels like talking with your favorite college professor.

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