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August 29, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join author Darla Worden at The Brinton Museum’s Helen Brinton Education Pavilion for a reading and book signing of her new book, Cockeyed Happy. Editor-in-Chief of Mountain Living magazine, founder and director of the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris, and founder and director of the Wyoming Writers Retreat, accomplished journalist and writer, Darla Worden grew up in Sheridan. Cockeyed Happy focuses on the little-known story of Ernest Hemingway’s adventures in Wyoming with second wife Pauline Pfeiffer.

Hemingway gained international success with such timeless classics as The Sun Also Rises (1926), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) and The Old Man and the Sea (1952). However, it was in the tranquility and beauty of the magnificent Bighorn Mountains where he worked on his literary masterpiece, A Farewell to Arms, published 1929. Cockeyed Happy takes place at multiple locations in Wyoming, the Bighorn Mountains, and Sheridan during the time Bradford Brinton was living in Big Horn.

Darla Worden’s reading and book signing on Sunday, August 29, at 2:00 PM is FREE and open to the public.

Visit the Brinton Museum Store at the link below to pre-order a copy of Cockeyed Happy for this event. Pre-ordered books may be picked up at the event or anytime afterward at the Museum. We can also ship signed copies of the book if you can’t make the event.

All profits generated from Museum Store sales go towards supporting educational programming and operations of The Brinton Museum, a 501 (c)(3) public charity. Your purchase helps support the museum. Thank you!

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Writings on Ernest Hemingway; Paris, France; Wyoming and the West

In March 1928, after the phenomenal success of The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway returned to the U.S. 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 left Paris in the wake of the gossip storm about Hemingway’s affair and abandonment of his first wife and son. Escaping to Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains to write while Pauline recovered with family from the difficult birth of their first child, he finished A Farewell to Arms and fell in love with the land around him. Pauline soon joined him, and the state became “their place,” riding, fishing and hunting in and around Sheridan, Yellowstone and Jackson Hole.