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ISBN#9781451675368
BIB ID#1618652
Call# B Lawless

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New York : Gallery Books, 2013.
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"Wendy Lawless' stunning memoir of resilience in the face of an unstable alcoholic and suicidal mother"--

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Summary/Annotation ->  In her stunning memoir, Wendy Lawless tells the often heartbreaking tale of her unconventional upbringing with an unstable alcoholic and suicidal mother-a real-life Holly Golightly turned Mommie Dearest-and the uncommon sense of resilience that allowed her to rise above it all. Georgann Rea didn't bake cookies or go to PTA meetings; she wore a mink coat and always had a lit Dunhill plugged into her cigarette holder. She'd slept with too many men and a few women, and she didn't like dogs or chil-dren. Georgann possessed the icy beauty of a Hitchcock heroine with the cold heart to match. From living at the Dakota in 1960s Manhattan to London's swinging town houses and beyond, Wendy Lawless and her younger sister navigated day-to-day life as their unstable and fabulously neglectful mother, Georgann, chased her delusions, suffered dramatic breakdowns, and survived suicide attempts. With clear-eyed grace and flashing wit, Lawless portrays the highs and lows of her unhinged upbringing-and how she survived her mother's endlessly destructive search for glamour and fulfillment-in "a searing memoir that reads like a novel" (Anne Korkeakivi, An Unexpected Guest ).

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LocationCall NumberItem TypeVolumeBarcodesort iconStatus
SunnysideB LawlessAdult Hard Cover0228561246692Available
Central Library (Jamaica)B LawlessAdult Hard Cover0228564400288Available
Central Adult Non-FictionB LawlessAdult Hard Cover0228565102065Available

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