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Little panic : dispatches from an anxious life

Author: Amanda Stern
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The ordinary world never made sense to Amanda, who grew up certain her friends and family would die or disappear if she quit watching them, compulsively treating every parting as a final good-bye. Shuttled between divorced parents, from a barefoot bohemian existence in Greenwich Village to a sanitized, stricter world uptown, this smart, sensitive little girl experienced life through the distorting lens of an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narrative
Popular Work
Nonfiction
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Amanda Stern; Amanda Stern; Amanda Stern
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Stern
ISBN: 9781538711927 1538711923
OCLC Number: 1038786551
Description: viii, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I am not a clock --
Not the right kind of human --
Maybe I am not a person --
How to say what's wrong --
The system of the world --
Countdown to Karen Silkwood --
The underside of perfect --
My real family --
Not-Melissa --
Someone kicked the Earth --
If time were a dog --
Oh how we glowed --
Scapegoat --
Frankie Bird --
Jinx --
Yes, no, maybe, I don't know --
Listen carefully and say exactly what I say --
Normal-sized --
A beautiful, gorgeous life --
A stay-behind kid --
The bright side --
The drainpipe man --
A word never means only one thing --
A sense of rightness --
Hunky dory --
My life stained the world --
I'm the test to solve --
Everywhere I look, families --
Anarchy --
When I turn eighteen --
What if I give birth to myself? --
Who doesn't want to be in a play? --
One right way to be a person --
Homeless --
I am a pinball machine --
The system is the problem --
The dread, the relief --
Waiting to move on --
The body --
Waited my whole life to be normal --
Forever Mama --
Take care of the animals --
Certainty --
To be the same.
Responsibility: Amanda Stern.

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The ordinary world never made sense to Amanda, who grew up certain her friends and family would die or disappear if she quit watching them, compulsively treating every parting as a final good-bye. Shuttled between divorced parents, from a barefoot bohemian existence in Greenwich Village to a sanitized, stricter world uptown, this smart, sensitive little girl experienced life through the distorting lens of an undiagnosed panic disorder. Her darkly funny memoir is at once a love letter to 1970-80s New York City, a coming-of-age story of an anxious, unusually perceptive child, and a window into adult life and relationships lived on the razor's edge of panic.

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