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Glory Goes and Gets Some Emily Carter

Glory Goes and Gets Some By Emily Carter

Glory Goes and Gets Some by Emily Carter


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From her childhood on New York's Upper East Side to her chemical addictions dowtown and her unlikely yet rewarding alliances in rehab in the Midwest, Glory gives us an uncensored and irreverent account of her experiences scoring dope on the streets and seeking redemption in recovery.

Glory Goes and Gets Some Summary

Glory Goes and Gets Some by Emily Carter

From her patrician childhood on New York?s Upper East Side, to her chemical addictions downtown, and her unlikely, tenuous yet rewarding alliances on 12-step rehab programs in the Midwest, Glory gives us an uncensored and irreverent account of her experiences scoring dope on the streets and seeking redemption in recovery. The straight road has never had so many turns as Glory hooks up with other casualties from the chemical generation. There?s ex-Sister Jacqueline who fled the convent of the Sisters of Patience with the baby Jesus under her arm, ever relapsing gun freak Dooley who wants to be sober but is always drunk and Zemecki, so immersed in his lonely torpor that he can only express love for his ex-girlfriend?s cat. In this streetwise and sardonic book, Glory finds love and work whilst steering clear of self-pity and ?happy-talk?: she very determinedly goes and gets some. Winner of the prestigious Whiting Award for young writers, Emily Carter is that rare combination: a writer who can do very dark lightly.

Glory Goes and Gets Some Reviews

?If you were in rehab, you would want Gloria Bronski, the ex-drug addict heroine of Carter?s collection in your therapy sessions. Carter?s narrator relates even her lowest moments with lucidity and comic panache? New York Times ?Emily Carter has a completely original voice. It is sassy and tragic simultaneously. And it is true? Erica Jong ?Emily Carter is a young writer of staggering intelligence and compassion, whose deep insights turn not on the self -conscious, but on life?s more challenging struggles: lovelessness, regret, self-understanding, and self-worth, to name a few? Boston Review ?Carter?s account of alienation and tentative recovery is a marvel of humor and self-awareness, remarkably devoid of self-pity? Newsday

About Emily Carter

Emily Carter grew up in New York and now lives in Minnesota. In 2001 she won the prestigious Whiting Award for new writers. She is the daughter of writer Anne Roiphe and sister of Katie Roiphe author of The Morning After: Sex, Fear and Feminism on Campus

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GOR006632548
9781852428242
1852428244
Glory Goes and Gets Some by Emily Carter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
20030327
240
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