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Things the grandchildren should know

Author: Mark Everett
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Growing up in the Virginia suburbs, Mark Oliver Everett was to roam unsupervised with his sister, Liz, while his mother combated depression and his father, the eccentric and acclaimed quantum physicist Hugh Everett, remained distant and obsessed by parallel universes of his own creation. First, the author lost his father to heart failure, and then--in a staggeringly short period of time--his sister to schizophrenia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mark Everett; Mark Oliver Everett; Mark Everett
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Everett
ISBN: 9780312385132 0312385137
OCLC Number: 213451480
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Little, Brown, 2008.
Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Summer of love --
Good old days/shut up or die --
First girlfriend --
Troubled teens --
Elizabeth on the bathroom floor/dad in the trash --
Soda jerk --
Hope ya like starvin' --
Garage sale --
I love crazy girls --
A day at the beach/Honolulu hurricane --
Happy trails --
Estate sale --
I'm mad at you/Nina Simone is dead --
Rock hard times --
Blinking lights (for me) --
Things the grandchildren should know --
Now what?
Responsibility: Mark Oliver Everett.
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Growing up in the Virginia suburbs, Mark Oliver Everett was to roam unsupervised with his sister, Liz, while his mother combated depression and his father, the eccentric and acclaimed quantum physicist Hugh Everett, remained distant and obsessed by parallel universes of his own creation. First, the author lost his father to heart failure, and then--in a staggeringly short period of time--his sister to schizophrenia and suicide and his mother to cancer. The author drew upon the relentless tragedies in his life for inspiration in writing highly acclaimed music with his indie rock group, the Eels. Yet this is much more than a musician's tale. A true gem of a memoir, Everett's story is a poignant narrative on coming of age, love, death, and the creative vision.--From publisher description.

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