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The Resource If only you people could follow directions : a memoir, Jessica Hendry Nelson

If only you people could follow directions : a memoir, Jessica Hendry Nelson

Label
If only you people could follow directions : a memoir
Title
If only you people could follow directions
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Hendry Nelson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If Only You People Could Follow Directions is a spellbinding debut by Jessica Hendry Nelson. In linked autobiographical essays, Nelson has reimagined the memoir with her thoroughly original voice, fearless writing, and hypnotic storytelling. At its center, the book is the story of three people: Nelson's mother Susan, her brother Eric, and Jessica herself. These three characters are deeply bound to one another, not just by the usual ties of blood and family, but also by a mother's drive to keep her children safe in the midst of chaos. The book begins with Nelson's childhood in the suburbs of Philadelphia and chronicles her father's addiction and death, her brother's battle with drugs and mental illness, her own efforts to find and maintain stability, and her mother's exquisite power, grief, and self-destruction in the face of such a complicated family dynamic. Each chapter in the book contends with a different relationship-friends, lovers, and strangers are all play-but at its heart the book is about family, the ties that bind and enrich and betray us, and how one young woman sought to survive and rise above her surroundings. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MvI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Jessica Hendry
Dewey number
  • 362.3/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.N44276
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nelson, Jessica Hendry
  • Nelson, Jessica Hendry
  • Families
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Children of parents with mental disabilities
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
If only you people could follow directions : a memoir, Jessica Hendry Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky258143698
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781619022331
Lccn
2013028331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
If only you people could follow directions : a memoir, Jessica Hendry Nelson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky258143698
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781619022331
Lccn
2013028331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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      828 I St, Sacramento, CA, 95814, US
      38.581877 -121.495120
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