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Gone To The Crazies : A Memoir - Alison Weaver

Gone To The Crazies

A Memoir

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Published: 1st July 2008
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Alison Weaver's privileged upbringing hid the darker undertones of her childhood until her parents shipped her away, at fifteen, to the cultish Cascade School, warping her perception of reality. Upon graduation, set adrift in New York's East Village in the 1990s, her life began a downward spiral marked by needles and late-night parties. Stumbling into free fall and mingling with fears of death, she was forced to face her darkness. Here is Weaver's thoughtful exploration of what it means to fight for identity and equilibrium.

"A wise and eloquent book...in Weaver's expert hands the drug addiction and rehabilitation memoir has finally come of age."--Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook and Absurdistan "[An] amazingly sane and graceful book . . . Weaver is a sure-handed storyteller and a clear-eyed observer."--David Gates, author of Jernigan, Preston Falls, and The Wonders of the Invisible World "Gone to the Crazies is a stark and powerful debut."--Honor Moore, author of The White Blackbird "A talented young writer with a fertile ground from which to make sense of her complex story."--Natasha Radojcic, author of Homecoming and You Don't Have to Live Here A wise and eloquent book...in Weaver s expert hands the drug addiction and rehabilitation memoir has finally come of age. --Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook and Absurdistan" [An] amazingly sane and graceful book . . . Weaver is a sure-handed storyteller and a clear-eyed observer. --David Gates, author of Jernigan, Preston Falls, and The Wonders of the Invisible World" A talented young writer with a fertile ground from which to make sense of her complex story. --Natasha Radojcic, author of Homecoming and You Don't Have to Live Here" Gone to the Crazies is a stark and powerful debut. --Honor Moore, author of The White Blackbird" -A wise and eloquent book...in Weaver's expert hands the drug addiction and rehabilitation memoir has finally come of age.---Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook and Absurdistan -[An] amazingly sane and graceful book . . . Weaver is a sure-handed storyteller and a clear-eyed observer.---David Gates, author of Jernigan, Preston Falls, and The Wonders of the Invisible World -A talented young writer with a fertile ground from which to make sense of her complex story.---Natasha Radojcic, author of Homecoming and You Don't Have to Live Here -Gone to the Crazies is a stark and powerful debut.---Honor Moore, author of The White Blackbird

Prologuep. 1
Further Testing Needed
My Mother's Helpersp. 15
Unreadiness and Inappropriate Behaviorp. 18
Miss Mannersp. 23
Mom Wears Toilet Waterp. 31
Gone to the Craziesp. 37
Ice Creamp. 45
Only Redp. 50
Thugs in Brooks Brothersp. 54
Not Even a Little Bit Sadp. 64
They will Run Our Lives
A New Familyp. 81
Forumsp. 88
A Split Contractp. 95
The Truthp. 104
Lowest Form of Lifep. 112
Nothing to Talk Aboutp. 121
Good Intentionsp. 126
Betrayalp. 135
The Promise of a Better Mep. 139
The I and Mep. 145
Home Visitp. 151
The Convert Returnsp. 163
Like Flowers Need the Rainp. 171
I Am a Trusting and Honest Womanp. 177
Such Desperate, Dirty People
The White Rabbit Returnsp. 189
Declinep. 193
Xersp. 199
Close Enough to Lovep. 206
This Is to Mother Youp. 208
Desperationp. 214
Because They Were Realp. 222
A Mother's Wombp. 226
Cascade Survivorsp. 233
Happy Turkey Day to You, Toop. 237
Currentlyp. 243
Acknowledgmentsp. 247
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ISBN: 9780061374012
ISBN-10: 0061374016
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.23