The Resource A California childhood, by James Franco

A California childhood, by James Franco

Label
A California childhood
Title
A California childhood
Statement of responsibility
by James Franco
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In "A California Childhood" he plays with the concept of memoir through personal snapshots, sketches, paintings, poems, and stories. "I was born in 1978 at Stanford Hospital and spent my first eighteen years in a single house at the end of a cul de sac in Palo Alto," Franco writes in his introduction. Steve Jobs's daughter and the grandson of one of the Hewlett Packard founders may have both been in his graduating class, but just across the freeway from his home turf lay East Palo Alto, which in 1992 had the highest murder rate per capita in the country. For Franco, the terrain of his upbringing is fraught with the complication of a city divided. But within that diversity, universal aspects of adolescence rise to the surface, and those are the subjects at the heart of Franco's work. Ultimately this is a portrait of a childhood brightened by California sunshine, but with trouble awaiting in the shadows. At turns funny, dark, and emotional, the journey of this book delivers an undeniable immediacy. And at the end the reader is left wondering just where the line of Franco's art ends and where his true life begins
Storyline
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10177842
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franco, James
Dewey number
791.43028
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franco, James
  • Actors
  • Actors
  • Palo Alto (Calif.)
Label
A California childhood, by James Franco
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I -- Mom's Diary Family Photographs Poems Drawings Paintings -- Part II -- Camp -- Peter Parker -- The Deer -- Yosemite -- Friend of the Devil
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
152 p.
Isbn
9781608872022
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a796882
  • (OCoLC)810120979
Label
A California childhood, by James Franco
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I -- Mom's Diary Family Photographs Poems Drawings Paintings -- Part II -- Camp -- Peter Parker -- The Deer -- Yosemite -- Friend of the Devil
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
152 p.
Isbn
9781608872022
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a796882
  • (OCoLC)810120979

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