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In this exuberant novel, a thirtysomething-year-old woman embarks on a wilderness survival course and discovers that sometimes you have to leave things behind in order to find yourself.

A year after getting divorced, Helen Carpenter, thirty-two, lets her annoying younger brother talk her into signing up for a wilderness survival course. It’s supposed to be a chance for her to pull herself together again, but when she discovers that her brother’s even more annoying best friend is also coming on the trip, she can’t imagine how it will be anything other than a disaster. Thus begins the strangest adventure of Helen’s well-behaved life: three weeks in the remotest wilderness of a mountain range in Wyoming, where she will survive mosquito infestations, a surprise summer blizzard, and a group of sorority girls.

Yet despite everything, the vast wilderness has a way of making Helen’s own little life seem bigger, too. And somehow, the people who annoy her the most start teaching her the very things she needs to learn. Like how to stand up for herself. And how being scared can make you brave. And how sometimes you just have to get really, really lost before you can even have a hope of being found.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This wise, delicious, page-turning novel won’t let you go. Katherine Center writes about falling down, growing up, and finding love like nobody else. You can always see yourself and the people you love in her characters and their stories.”

    Brené Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Daring Greatly

  • Happiness for Beginners is my favorite Katherine Center novel yet. I folded down pages to go back to—and that’s a sign of a great book: when I see something so true or profound that I know I need mark it. It’s wonderful. Could not put it down.”

    Jenny Lawson, New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

  • “Such a charming, heartfelt novel about a woman who needs to escape from her life in order to rebuild it. I read it all in one delicious gulp.”

    Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Opposite of Me

  • “Adding Happiness for Beginners to my all-time favorites list. Fun, moving, and honest, it’s a gem of a novel about finding out just what you’re made of.”

    Melissa Senate, author of The Love Goddess’ Cooking School

  • "Happiness for Beginners does what a story should do—introduces characters we want to know and then takes us on their unexpected journey to a new and braver life…Center’s witty, honest, and compassionate storytelling opens us to new ways of feeling and trusting, just as her character is doing the same.”

    Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Stories We Tell

  • “Katherine Center has a unique talent for finding humor in the most unlikely scenarios…In the wholly refreshing Happiness for Beginners, she explores life’s messy moments with comic precision and proves that it is possible to make a fresh start—and find true love—in the midst of emotional disaster. Trust me; you’ll feel this satisfying novel deep in your bones.”

    Jillian Medoff, author of I Couldn’t Love You More

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