Happy Reviews

This is Happy was shortlisted for the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize and was selected as a best book of 2015 by the National Post, the Globe and Mail, the CBC, Quill and Quire and the Vancouver Sun.


The Globe and Mail calls This is Happy “one of the most exquisite, agonizing and, above all, uplifting books of the year.”

“Raw…intelligent and insightful…a moving testament to resilience…” —MacLeans Magazine

“[Camilla Gibb is] a gifted storyteller . . . Her story is touching, human, alive. . . . It is beautifully written, brave and sincere. Enjoy.” —The Vancouver Sun

“This Is Happy is a powerful testament to what people can overcome and permission for what people can’t.” —Toronto Star

“This Is Happy has a rawness and power that’s hard to resist. . . . this engaging memoir comes from a gifted writer.” —NOW (Toronto)

“An array of life experiences both marvellous and painful in quiet language that often belies their extraordinariness. . . . This Is Happy is a tiny green shoot peeking through a crack in heavy concrete, wily and survivalist, but tenuous too.” —The Globe and Mail

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