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Dancing at the shame prom : sharing the stories that kept us small

Author: Amy Schor Ferris; Hollye Dexter
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This anthology is all about sharing / writing our deepest shame, and in the process offering a hand, a shoulder, a box of tissues, tremendous hope, a bit of enlightenment, a bucket of wisdom, and unyielding courage so others who have lived with their own shame realize they, too, have the option to leave it behind, move on, and yes, yes ... let it go. ..."--P. X.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Schor Ferris; Hollye Dexter
ISBN: 9781580054164 1580054161
OCLC Number: 781678711
Description: 252 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Lyena Strelkoff, Thread by thread --
Teresa Stack, The cicada killer --
Nina Burleigh, Year of the rat --
Victoria Zackheim, Shadows --
Monica Holloway, Playing dead under the family tree --
Amy Friedman, The men who stayed too long --
Liza Lentini, Midnight cowboy --
Laura Davis --
Julie Silver, From exile to redemption --
Marcia Yerman, The jump rope line --
Rachel Kramer Bussell --
Sharon Doubiago, Sacred --
Kristine van Raden, Mother of the year --
Kate van Raden, I love me, I love me not --
Jenny Rough, Raising a cowbird --
Kedren Werner, Elements of shame --
Colleen Haggerty, Residual shame --
Laurenne Sala, Matching rainbows --
Amy Wise, The last secret --
Robyn Hatcher, It's a stinkin' shame --
Meredith Resnick, Original bra --
Brooke Elise Axtell, What I know of silence --
Marianne Schnall, The hair manifesto --
Elizabeth Geitz, Shame never was --
Hollye Dexter, In the name of the father --
Amy Ferris, Bits and pieces for five hundred --
Samantha Dunn, 1329 Lynx avenue.
Responsibility: Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter, eds.

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