"This intimate, poignant memoir demonstrates the power of placing one's trust in God and therein finding the strength to endure suffering and transform lives.
Lily Von Hildebrand has done just that. She is a treasure, and her story a must-read."
Raymond Arroyo, New York Times Best Selling Author of Mother Angelica and the Kerman Derman Chronicles. EWTN News Managing Editor.
"Just as she is herself, Alice von Hildebrand's memoir of her years at Hunter College is a glistering, brilliant, priceless gem. She is so witty, wise, and indefatigable in her stand for Truth that simply to be in her presence, whether in the classroom or in the vital pages of this book, is to be profoundly inspired. I am only grieved it is not much longer and sorry it wasn't published years ago. Her voice is a matchless gift: edifying, galvanizing, and wildly entertaining."
Eric Metaxas, New York Times Bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and host of Socrates in the City
"Memoirs of a Happy Failure fill us with gratitude for the gift of Dr. Alice von Hildebrands life in Christ, lived with so much integrity and vigor over many years, as she has tirelessly given witness to the truth by both her example and her teaching. Especially noteworthy are the chapters of her memoirs which treat the challenges she faced during her thirty-seven years of teaching at Hunter College. Amidst the often difficult challenges, she experienced the incomparable blessing of students inspired, through the knowledge of truth gained in her philosophy courses, to seek Him who is Truth and to receive the gift of faith in Christ Who alone is our salvation. Dr. von Hildebrand was a highly competent professor who truly loved her students and, therefore, rejoiced, above all, when they came to the truth at its living source in God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I am confident that Memoirs of a Happy Failure, by which Dr. Alice von Hildebrand recounts her life and work as a philosopher, will encourage the reader, and particularly all teachers, to be steadfast in speaking and living "the truth in love" (Cf. Eph 4:15)."
His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura