The Resource Don't let me down : a memoir, Erin Hosier

Don't let me down : a memoir, Erin Hosier

Label
Don't let me down : a memoir
Title
Don't let me down
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Erin Hosier
Title variation
Do not let me down
Title variation remainder
a father & daughter in 27 Beatles songs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Erin Hosier and her family belonged to a strict evangelical church in Bainbridge, Ohio, for the first fourteen years of her life. But Erin was a rebel of the eighties who dyed her hair with cherry Kool-Aid while loudly defending liberal causes. Behind closed doors, she and her family were "five mentally ill people at different stages of development, screaming and flailing hysterically like hyenas." At the heart of the family was her father, Jack, whom Erin remembers as "the first boy I ever knew, the first man I ever loved, and the first significant person in my life to die." But she and her family also knew his other side far too well--his lies and his quick-flame anger that they were careful not to provoke. But Erin never saw her dad angry when he was listening to the Beatles. Despite being seen as a sin in their church, rock n' roll became the bond that brought father and daughter together. It gave Erin the courage to ultimately stand up to her father and everybody else; the push to leave home and move to New York City; and the coping mechanism for all the pain along the way. Don't Let Me Down is the story of a young woman who tip-toed within the shadow of her father. It breaks open what women feel about their sexuality, self-worth, and the rites of passage they go through in adolescence. Above all, it's the story of growing up with one dysfunctional family and finding peace in another
Summary
The co-author of Patty Schemel's Hit So Hard describes her complicated relationship with her hippie Christian mother and mercurial father, whose violent mood swings and love of music shaped her adult relationships
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10755093
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hosier, Erin
Dewey number
  • 977.1092
  • 977.1/336043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hosier, Erin
  • Beatles
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Rock music
  • Coming of age
  • Young women
  • Literary agents
  • Baby boom generation
  • Fundamentalists
  • Geauga County (Ohio)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a father & daughter in 27 Beatles songs
Label
Don't let me down : a memoir, Erin Hosier
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781451644951
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Don't let me down : a memoir, Erin Hosier
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781451644951
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
regular print

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