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Means of transit : a slightly embellished memoir

Author: Teresa Miller
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For the longest time, Teresa Miller wanted to get as far from Oklahoma as possible - to escape from her distant father and abusive stepmother, from the ache of her mother's death, and from the small-town insularity of Tahlequah. She longed for New York and Hollywood, for all the glamorous settings that transcended grief - at least on television." "Miller never made it out of Oklahoma permanently, though she came to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Teresa.
Means of transit.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)682391625
Named Person: Teresa Miller; Teresa Miller
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Miller
ISBN: 9780806139715 0806139714
OCLC Number: 220098961
Description: ix, 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Teresa Miller.
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"For the longest time, Teresa Miller wanted to get as far from Oklahoma as possible - to escape from her distant father and abusive stepmother, from the ache of her mother's death, and from the small-town insularity of Tahlequah. She longed for New York and Hollywood, for all the glamorous settings that transcended grief - at least on television." "Miller never made it out of Oklahoma permanently, though she came to treasure the region that kept her heart anchored even as her spirit cast far and wide. In Means of Transit - A Slightly Embellished Memoir, Miller writes of journeys that turned into life-altering experiences as she learned to "story" her way beyond the impasses. Still other trips, begun with great promise, found her wandering through confusing back roads, relying on more seasoned storytellers for direction. Eventually she established a literary center simply by reaching out to such authors as Jim Lehrer, Maya Angelou, and Isabel Allende, fellow travelers who taught her as much about life as about writing." "The author takes readers from her early childhood, to a short stint in a New York acting school, to the writing of her first novel, and the painful decades of writer's block that followed its publication. We also learn of the author's terrifying encounter with a stalker, a dark sort of Everyman who personified her late-night suspicions about even the people closest to her."--BOOK JACKET.

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