This Is Not The Story You Think It Is...
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Self-Help Relationships | Non-Fiction Memoir
Laura Munson's essay in the New York Times,
about the time she was tested in a way she never
anticipated, created a firestorm-now here's the whole story.
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
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