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The Resource Escape points : a memoir, Michele Weldon

Escape points : a memoir, Michele Weldon

Label
Escape points : a memoir
Title
Escape points
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Michele Weldon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Award-winning journalist Michele Weldon provides a potent antidote to the harried single mom stereotype in this beguiling memoir of raising three sons alone in the face of cancer, an ambitious career, and the shadow of her ex. Untethered from a seemingly idyllic life with a handsome but abusive attorney husband, Weldon relates the challenges and triumphs of the years that followed her divorce as she maneuvers through a complicated life of long daily commutes, radiation treatments, supporting the boys' all-consuming high school wrestling careers, and trying to mitigate their hurt and resentment at an absent father. By turns humorous and heartbreaking, Weldon describes facing her fears and failures honestly, guided by a belief in the power of staying calm, doing one's best, and asking for help. She provides a graceful example of how a single mother, and her children, can succeed when others--neighbors, family, teachers, and in this case an incredible high school wrestling coach--step in to fill the void and she can stay the course with common sense and dutiful love"--
Summary
Deftly lacing heartbreak with humor and insight, Michele Weldon provides a potent antidote to the crazy, harried, single mom stereotype in Escape Points. Untethered from a comfortable, upper-middle-class life with a handsome but abusive attorney husband, Weldon relates the challenges and triumphs of the years that followed as she raised three growing sons alone in the face of cancer, an ambitious career, and the shadow of her ex
Tone
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10442658
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weldon, Michele
Dewey number
  • 362.19699/4490092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weldon, Michele
  • Weldon, Michele
  • Weldon, Michele
  • Women journalists
  • Abused wives
  • Divorced women
  • Single mothers
  • Mothers and sons
  • Absentee fathers
  • Breast
  • Life skills
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Wrestling
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer
  • Absentee fathers
  • Abused wives
  • Breast
  • Divorced women
  • Families
  • Life skills
  • Mothers and sons
  • Single mothers
  • Women journalists
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Escape points : a memoir, Michele Weldon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1448487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 248 pages
Isbn
9781613733523
Lccn
2015008965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613733523
  • (OCoLC)904968335
Label
Escape points : a memoir, Michele Weldon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1448487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 248 pages
Isbn
9781613733523
Lccn
2015008965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613733523
  • (OCoLC)904968335

Library Locations

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      30.2713021 -97.7460168
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