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The Resource Good girl : a memoir, Sarah Tomlinson

Good girl : a memoir, Sarah Tomlinson

Label
Good girl : a memoir
Title
Good girl
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Tomlinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Told with raw, rugged honesty, this heartrending memoir from journalist Sarah Tomlinson recounts her unconventional upbringing and coming-of-age as colored by her complicated relationship with her father. Sarah Tomlinson was born on January 29, 1976, in a farmhouse in Freedom, Maine. After two years of attempted family life in Boston, her father's gambling addiction and broken promises led her mother to pool her resources with five other families to buy 100 acres of land in Maine and reunite with her college boyfriend. Sarah would spend the majority of her childhood on "The Land" with infrequent, but coveted, visits from her father, who--as a hitchhiking, acid-dropping, wannabe mystic turned taxi driver--was nothing short of a rock star in her eyes. Propelled out of her bohemian upbringing to seek the big life she equated with her father, Sarah entered college at fifteen, where a school shooting further complicated her quest for a sense of safety. While establishing herself as a journalist and rock critic on both coasts, Sarah's father continued to swerve in and out of her life, building and re-breaking their relationship, and fracturing Sarah's confidence and sense of self. In this unforgettable memoir, Sarah conveys the dark comedy in her quest to repair the heart her father broke. Bittersweet, honest, and ultimately redemptive, Good Girl takes an insightful look into what happens when the people we love unconditionally are the people who disappoint us the most, and how time, introspection, and acceptance can help us heal"--
Summary
Sarah Tomlinson was born on January 29, 1976, in a farmhouse in Freedom, Maine. After two years of attempted family life in Boston, her father's gambling addiction and broken promises led her mother to pool her resources with five other families to buy 100 acres of land in Maine and reunite with her college boyfriend. Sarah would spend the majority of her childhood on "The Land" with infrequent, but coveted, visits from her father, who--as a hitchhiking, acid-dropping, wannabe mystic turned taxi driver--was nothing short of a rock star in her eyes. Propelled out of her bohemian upbringing to seek the big life she equated with her father, Sarah entered college at fifteen, where a school shooting further complicated her quest for a sense of safety. While establishing herself as a journalist and rock critic on both coasts, Sarah's father continued to swerve in and out of her life, building and re-breaking their relationship, and fracturing Sarah's confidence and sense of self. In this unforgettable memoir, Sarah conveys the dark comedy in her quest to repair the heart her father broke
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10415515
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomlinson, Sarah
Dewey number
306.874/2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Fathers and daughters
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Parental acceptance
  • Fatherhood
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Fatherhood
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Parental acceptance
Target audience
adult
Label
Good girl : a memoir, Sarah Tomlinson
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Publication
Copyright
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
ocn883146734
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781476748962
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014039356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883146734
Label
Good girl : a memoir, Sarah Tomlinson
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn883146734
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781476748962
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014039356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883146734

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