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    characters House of Happy Endings: A Memoir [Free E–pub] House of Happy Endings: A Memoir BY Leslie Garis I liked this book but with some reservations Leslie Garis is the granddaughter of Howard Garis who wrote for the Stratemeyer Syndicate and also

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    characters House of Happy Endings: A Memoir [Free E–pub] House of Happy Endings: A Memoir BY Leslie Garis Leslie Garis ï 7 Download I liked this book very much beautifully written lovingly recollected a sadly dysfunctional family observed with compassion and understandingThe book offers a remarkable look at the complex and often destructive relationships within a family that depended upon the royalty income earned from the grandparents’ syndicate mass market books while at the same time the parents and children including Garis herself we

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    Free read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ï Leslie Garis [Free E–pub] House of Happy Endings: A Memoir BY Leslie Garis Leslie Garis is apparently the granddaughter of the man who wrote Uncle Wiggily and Laura Lee Hope of Bobbsey Twi

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    Leslie Garis ï 7 Download [Free E–pub] House of Happy Endings: A Memoir BY Leslie Garis My brother and I loved the Uncle Wiggily stories when we were young And I read all the Hardy Boys books and am very familiar with the behind the scenes story of the Stratemeyer Syndicate This book is written by Leslie Garis the granddaughter of Howard Garis creator of Uncle Wiggily and with his wife Lillian author of dozen

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    [Free E–pub] House of Happy Endings: A Memoir BY Leslie Garis This is the brutally honest memoir of the Garis family the Stratemeyer Syndicate's most prolific ghost writers under their house names The Garis family members also wrote numerous books under their own names This book was written by Leslie Garis granddaughter of Howard Garis well known for his Uncle Wiggily sto

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    [Free E–pub] House of Happy Endings: A Memoir BY Leslie Garis I really wish I could give this book a better rating but I really did not enjoy reading it Because of the content and who the book was about I did finish it I was enchanted by her description of the house they lived in for a time that was called the Dell I would have been very happy in a similar house Leslie loved that house despite the unhappiness that took place there and was very upset when they had to move

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    [Free E–pub] House of Happy Endings: A Memoir BY Leslie Garis Leslie Garis ï 7 Download characters House of Happy Endings: A Memoir Incredibly sad but I couldn't stop reading always hoping for a happy ending

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    [Free E–pub] House of Happy Endings: A Memoir BY Leslie Garis I love how this book is written The author granddaughter to the creator of 'Uncle Wiggily and contributor to 'The Bobbsey Twins' series shares the most beautiful memories of her childhood Of course as the story progresses there are unhappy memories than happy ones With great brilliance often comes great sorrow and torment This is

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    [Free E–pub] House of Happy Endings: A Memoir BY Leslie Garis This memoir is interesting for it's historical value It is written by the granddaughter of the authors of the famous children's series Uncle Wiggly and The Bobbsey Twins Her grandfather wrote Uncle Wiggly and her grandmother wrote The Bobbsey Twin under a pen name So the memoir basically focuses on her troubled father who

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    [Free E–pub] House of Happy Endings: A Memoir BY Leslie Garis As a lifetime member of the Uncle Wiggly Fan Club I jumped on this book when i heard about it And what a book The Bunny Rabbit Gentleman'sdark underbelly is fully exposed here and it makes compelling reading Leslie

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Download House of Happy Endings: A Memoir 107 Leslie Garis ï 7 Download characters House of Happy Endings: A Memoir To live a life that mirrored the idyllic world the elder Garises created nonstop But inside The Dell where Robert Frost often sat in conversation over sherry and stories appeared to spring from the very air all was not right Roger Garis's inability to match his parents' success in his own work as playwright novelist and magazine writer led to his convi. This is the brutally honest memoir of the Garis family the Stratemeyer Syndicate s most prolific ghost writers under their house names The Garis family members also wrote numerous books under their own names This book was written by Leslie Garis granddaughter of Howard Garis well known for his Uncle Wiggily stories his wife Lilian and son Roger who was Leslie s father One would think that such happy stories came from happy writers That is certainly not so Howard Garis seems like he was fine and he was beloved by his family However there are hints that Lilian Garis was addicted to opiates from a gallbladder illness in 1930 until her death in 1954 Her granddaughter Leslie found her cold and aloof and very critical of her family Poor Roger tried all his life to live up to his famous parents However Lilian repeatedly told him he would fail Roger ended up also addicted to barbiturates and spent his later years in and out of mental institutions Leslie speaks of her father with affection from the time they lived in a large house in Amherst Massachusetts called The Dell in 1946 through the 1950s The elder Garis couple also had a daughter Cleo who wrote a three book series too Cleo isn t mentioned much in this book It s said that she emotionally distanced herself from her mother in her teen years As for Roger s descendants they all had their problems Leslie suffered from depression Her two brothers Brooks and Buddy Howard suffered from severe dyslexia and failed out of several schools Leslie s children did not escape the family legacy her two sons also had dyslexia and her daughter suffered form depression at a young age However in these recent times dyslexia and depression are treatable I found it interesting that the Stratemeyers paid Howard and Lilian and all their ghost writers a flat fee of 75 per each written book There were no royalties and they were bound by silence as to their writing Howard was good friends with Edward Stratemeyer Roger admired the man but couldn t help but feel resentment at the way his family was treated The Garis family spiraled down to money problems after Howard had to support the whole family Lilian is credited with writing 34 books Howard is credited with writing over 500 books and over 15000 Uncle Wiggily stories a story appeared in the newspaper six days a week for almost four decades Roger wrote a series of four books called The Outdoor Boys but he is mostly known for his work writing for magazines plays and a memoir called My Father was Uncle Wiggily

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Download House of Happy Endings: A Memoir 107 Leslie Garis ï 7 Download characters House of Happy Endings: A Memoir Ction that he was a failure as father husband and son and eventually deepened into mental illness characterized by raging mood swings drug abuse and bouts of debilitating and destructive depression House of Happy Endings is Leslie Garis's mesmerizing tender and harrowing account of coming of age in a wildly imaginative loving but fatally wounded family. Incredibly sad but I couldn t stop reading always hoping for a happy ending

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Download House of Happy Endings: A Memoir 107 Leslie Garis ï 7 Download characters House of Happy Endings: A Memoir Howard Garis creator of the famed Uncle Wiggily series along with his wife Lilian were phenomenally productive writers of popular children's series including The Bobbsey Twins and Tom Swift from the turn of the century to the 1950s In a large romantic house in Amherst Massachusetts Leslie Garis her two brothers and their parents and grandparents aimed. I liked this book but with some reservations Leslie Garis is the granddaughter of Howard Garis who wrote for the Stratemeyer Syndicate and also authored the Uncle Wiggily stories that appeared in the Newark Evening News and later as books Leslie s grandmother also worked for the Stratemeyers and authored some of the Bobbsey Twins books This is Leslie s story of growing up in a multi generational home that included her grandparents The absolute best thing about this book for me was meeting Grampy Howard Garis whose extraordinary creativity he allegedly wrote some 15000 stories and 500 books was easily matched by his sunny disposition and friendly warmth On page 192 long after he has achieved great fame a group of neighborhood children knock on the door looking for Uncle Wiggily He took a short walk with them told a story and signed their Uncle Wiggily books Howard Garis never loses that kindness and generosity even in later years when he becomes an alcoholic But the central character here is Leslie s father Howard s son who is also a writer and who suffers from a severe depression that colors everything that happens in their home The book is essentially a history of Roger Garis s illness I didn t get any sense of what Leslie s life was apart from that While she describes each of her father s hospitalizations in great detail with long uotes from his medical records she really never talks about friends or social life or school or anything that happens to her I realize that maybe this is the point that what she actually remembers about her childhood was a home that was affected in every way by her father s illness But it didn t feel like the coming of age book that the cover promised Still an interesting read though about an American literary family

  • Hardcover
  • 339
  • House of Happy Endings: A Memoir
  • Leslie Garis
  • English
  • 14 February 2018
  • 9780374299378