A Memoir of Glamour and Dysfunction

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"In Scream, her first memoir, Janowitz recalls the quirky literary world of young downtown New York in the go-go 1980s and reflects on her life today far away from the city indelible to her work. As in Slaves of New York and A Certain Age, Janowitz turns a critical eye towards life, this time her own, recounting the vagaries of fame and fortune as a writer devoted to her art. Here, too, is Tama as daughter, wife, and mother, wrestling with aging, loss, and angst, both adolescent (her daughter) and middle aged (her own) as she cares for a mother plagued by dementia, battles a brother who questions her choices, and endures the criticism of a surly teenager. Filled with a very real, very personal cast of characters, Scream is an intimate, scorching memoir rife with the humor, insight, and experience of a writer with a surgeons eye for detail, and a skill for cutting straight to the strangest parts of life"-- Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: [New York] :, Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062391322
Branch Call Number: 921 JAN
Characteristics: 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Dec 14, 2018

This book is one of those 100% downers that I would tell anyone to avoid.

Dec 28, 2016

Love her perspective and writing. Like listening to a girlfriend talk.

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