Book Launch for Cockeyed Happy by Darla Worden!

Join us for the in-person book launch of Cockeyed Happy by Darla Worden on September 15th at 6 pm! We're so excited to offer limited in-person author events again. Please note that registration is free but required in order to cap attendance, and masks are required indoors for all guests. Guests can remove their masks when seated and eating or drinking. This event will be held on BookBar's patio. Please enter through the front door, purchase your refreshments, and head to the patio. If Covid conditions change, we may need to reschedule this event as a virtual event.

In celebration, we're offering a Cockeyed Happy Hour and extending our regular happy hour until 8 pm with $2 off wines, including one of Hemingway's favorites! We look forward to celebrating the launch of Cockeyed Happy!

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About the Author:

Wyoming native Darla Worden lives in Denver, Colorado, where she is editor in chief of Mountain Living magazine. Worden also is founder and director of the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris and a journalist known for articles about art, architecture, travel, and the West. Visit her at

About the Book:

The story of Ernest Hemingway and Pauline Pfeiffer during six summers from 1928 through 1939—each showing Hemingway at a different place in his writing as well as a different stage of their marriage.

In March 1928, after the phenomenal success of The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway returned to the United States with his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer—the stylish Vogue editor and scorned "other woman" who would give up everything to be with him and, in the end, lose it all.

The couple fled Paris in the wake of the huge gossip storm about the American author's affair and abandonment of his wife and son. Escaping to Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains to write while Pauline recovered from the birth of their first child, he finished A Farewell to Arms and fell in love with the land around him. Pauline soon joined him in Yellowstone and Jackson Hole.

In Cockeyed Happy Darla Worden tells the little-known story of Hemingway and Pauline during six summers from 1928 to 1939—from smitten newlywed to bored, restless husband and ultimately to philanderer as he falls in love with another woman once again.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 6:00pm
Cockeyed Happy: Ernest Hemingway's Wyoming Summers with Pauline Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641603676
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chicago Review Press - September 14th, 2021