With Or Without You

A Memoir

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Author: Domenica Ruta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780732295165

Category: Children of drug addicts

Page: 289

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A darkly hilarious and compulsively readable mother-daughter story for a new generation Domenica Ruta grew up in trash-filled house in a hardscrabble town where women were once burned as witches. Her mother, Kathi, was a notorious figure, a drug addict and sometime dealer with highbrow tastes whose life swung from welfare to riches.

Without You

A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent

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Author: Anthony Rapp

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743269773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The story of the actor who portrayed Mark Cohen in "Rent" covers such topics as his Broadway successes, his grief at the death of the production's creator, and his struggles with his mother's life-threatening illness.

A Memoir of Love

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Author: Jessiqua Wittman

Publisher: Jessiqua Wittman

ISBN: 1623091187

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

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A post-apocalyptic world, an unlikely band of Revolutionaries, this is the memoir of their struggles and triumphs. A woman describes a refugee colony's dramatic rise to power. The governmental shift was bound to happen, the only question in the matter is who will be the leader of this new nation. Written in first person, this memoir provides an inside look at those whose lives are destined to become swallowed up and defined by political intrigue. Great men and women go through all the same trials and temptations ordinary people go through; the stakes are just much higher because everybody is watching them.

Personal Effects

Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo

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Author: Nancy Caronia,Edvige Giunta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0823262278

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo is the first scholarly book on an Italian American woman writer and it offers, as Anthony J. Tamburri argues in his Afterword, "a new articulation of the Italian-American female writer." Placing DeSalvo at the forefront of a cultural renaissance of the body-mind-spirit connection, Personal Effects pays special attention to DeSalvo's memoirs, with their fearless exploration of such topics as immigration, domesticity, war, adultery, illness, mental health, the environment, and sexual, physical, and cultural abuse. Louise DeSalvo teaches the contributors to this volume remind us, that, although the pen and the keyboard are important tools of the writing practice the kitchen utensils, meditation, and the conversations over lunch are as integral to a life's work. Relying on a multiplicity of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives memoir studies, ethnic studies, Italian American studies, Woolf studies, women's studies, literary theory, cultural studies, food studies scholars and creative non-fiction writers offer a lucid view of DeSalvo as a writer who has produced one of the largest and most provocative bodies of memoir writing in contemporary US literature, a scholar who has enriched our understanding of Virginia Woolf, and a teacher who has transformed countless lives. More than an anthology, this collection represents a case study that serves as an intervention and example for Italian American interdisciplinary scholarship in the twenty-first century. Personal Effects moves purposefully and elegantly between the genres of the scholarly essay and personal essay and includes well known as well as emerging scholars and writers who create an intimate conversation on the depth and resonance of DeSalvo's work.

Bonded to the Abuser

How Victims Make Sense of Childhood Abuse

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Author: Amy J.L. Baker, author of Surviving Parental Alienation: A Journey of Hope and Healing and Bonded to the Abuser: How Victims Make Sense of Childhood Abuse,Mel Schneiderman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442236884

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 204

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Child abuse is crushing and may lead to a lifetime of negative outcomes, including poor health, and mental illness. More wrenching is the bond victims often form with their abusers, one so strong they may attempt to protect and defend their victimizers. This book uncovers the realities of these relationships through an examination of abuse memoirs.

With and Without Her

A Memoir of Being and Losing a Twin

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Author: Dorothy Foltz-Gray

Publisher: Argo-Navis

ISBN: 9780786754205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

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This is a story that, when told directly, shuts people up, the kind of story that drives people to change the subject, or cross the street when they see the teller coming. In 1949, author Dorothy Foltz-Gray and her identical twin sister, Deane, were born. In 1981, Deane, then a psychologist, was fatally shot by one of her patients. In the years between, the pair formed an almost supernaturally close bond, one so intimate that at times, their memories fused and their individual identities dimmed. Here, Foltz-Gray, an award-winning poet and journalist, recounts not only the extraordinary phenomenon of growing up in a world that could not distinguish her from another human being, but also the struggle to survive the loss of her twin. Foltz-Gray describes the imagined womb life she and her sister shared, their childhood and family, and their dreams of sharing each other’s lives. She also details the nightmare of her sister’s death, its immediate aftermath, and her attempts to recover her self. With and Without Her is the story of what happens when a life divides into before and after. It is a story of identity and individuation, confusion and competition, intimacy and separation, violence and murder. Most of all, it is the story we all face, of loss and survival.