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The Resource Stray : a memoir, Stephanie Danler

Stray : a memoir, Stephanie Danler

Label
Stray : a memoir
Title
Stray
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Danler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the best-selling Sweetbitter comes an intimate, searingly honest memoir of growing up the child of addicts, of how that turbulent, often harrowing experience has affected her at every stage of her life, and of how she has struggled to transcend this unwanted legacy. When Sweetbitter was published to great success, the author knew she should be happy, but she felt incapable of it, emotionally shut down. She knew too that the roots of her inability to feel were deep in her childhood. With some hope of finally facing down her past--of looking clearly at her parents and what she did and did not inherit from them--she returned to California after a decade away, a decade in which she'd honed the practice of apathy. Stray is an account of that remarkable emotional journey. We meet her mother: a depressed alcoholic, now mentally and physically handicapped by a tragic brain aneurysm and living in squalor; and her father: once a successful businessman, now a constantly relapsing crystal meth addict living in halfway homes and shelters. And we are with the author as she remembers and relives the most difficult events of the ten years since she left "home"--betrayals and infidelities, her own problems with drinking, an affair with a married man whose darkness mirrored her own--and as she discovers the bounds of forgiveness, of her parents, but especially of herself"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Danler, Stephanie
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Danler, Stephanie
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors, American
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Children of drug addicts
Label
Stray : a memoir, Stephanie Danler
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BK0025719497
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781101875964
Lccn
2019055034
Other physical details
illustration
Label
Stray : a memoir, Stephanie Danler
Publication
Control code
BK0025719497
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781101875964
Lccn
2019055034
Other physical details
illustration

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