New “Cockeyed Happy” Book On The Summers Of Wyoming From Ernest And Pauline Hemingway By Author Darla Worden Is Hailed By The Media | New


DENVER, October 1, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Author Darla Worden started picking up tantalizing clues from that of Ernest Hemingway connection to her home country while still in high school, but to discover the larger story, she had to write it down. And his years of research uncovering Hemingway’s little-known story Wyoming days have revealed another often-overlooked story, that of his marriage to his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. Acclaim praised the release of Worden’s new book, “Cockeyed Happy: that of Ernest Hemingway Wyoming Summers with Pauline “(Chicago Review Press) – from Publisher’s Weekly calling it” an immersive start “at Wyoming author of the mysteries of Walt Longmire Craig johnson Deeming it “streamlined and having an impact … a compelling account”.

Worden celebrated the September launch of “Cockeyed Happy” with a read and party at Denver BookBar. The day before, on the official release date, Esquire looked into an in-depth interview that captures the book‘s deep dive into the rarely-told perspective of Pauline, whom Worden calls “the invisible woman.” Shunned by their Paris friends – and history – Pauline nevertheless remained “the editor he wanted to edit his work, even after their break-up,” Worden told the magazine.

In March 1928, after the phenomenal success of “The Sun Also Rises”, Ernest and Pauline Hemingway back from Paris in the United States amid the gossip surrounding their affair and Ernest’s subsequent divorce from Hadley, his first wife. Wyoming, with its famous great outdoors and only intermittent opportunities to communicate with the outside world, offered a special kind of respite and their time spent horseback riding, fishing and hunting in and around. Sheridan, Jackson Hole and yellowstone national park quickly became one of their favorite getaways.

“Cockeyed Happy” traces the arc of Ernest and Pauline’s marriage over the six summers between 1928 and 1939. “These were moments of adventure for the then-ascendant writer, an avid outdoorsman,” writes Esquire. “These were also extremely productive periods, because the anonymity of rural Wyoming allowed Hemingway to work uninterruptedly on masterpieces such as ‘A Farewell to Arms’ and ‘Death in the Afternoon’. the slow-burning story of a doomed marriage. “

As Worden recounts in “Cockeyed Happy” (the line was Hemingway’s favorite riff on the 1920s slang word “cockeyed” for “crazy”), each of the couple’s six summers shows Hemingway in a different place in his. handwriting, as well as a different stage in their marriage – from loving newlywed to bored and restless husband and finally to womanizer as he falls in love with another woman again.

Pauline’s role through some of Hemingway’s most successful years of writing is “huge,” Worden told Esquire. “And quit her own job! She was a writer for Vogue, and when she graduated from journalism, she was one of the first women to graduate from that university’s journalism school. and smart. She just fell mad in love with him. “

Wyoming native Darla Worden Lives in Denver, Colorado, where she is editor-in-chief of Mountain Living magazine. Worden is also the founder and director of Left Bank Writers Retreat at Paris and a journalist known for his articles on art, architecture, travel and the West. His quest to uncover the history of Hemingway’s time in Wyoming was first triggered when she learned that the perpetrator had actually spent a summer in her hometown of Sheridan and nearby Big Horn, Wyoming. For more information on “Cockeyed Happy” and book-related events, visit or follow @darlaworden on Instagram.

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