Bettyville

Bettyville

Bettyville

When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. He can't bring himself to force her from the home they both treasure - the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. Bettyville is Hodgman's memoir of secrets, silences and enduring love.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : George Hodgman
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release : 2016-02-02
Total Pages : 278 Pages
ISBN : 9780143107880


Bettyville

Bettyville

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD “A beautifully crafted memoir, rich with humor and wisdom.” —Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club “The idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in Paris, Missouri, is already funny, and George Hodgman reaps that humor with great charm. But then he plunges deep, examining the warm yet fraught relationship between mother and son with profound insight and understanding.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself—an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook—in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can’t bring himself to force her from the home both treasure—the place where his father’s voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty’s life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town—crumbling but still colorful—to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman’s New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son’s return.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : George Hodgman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-03-10
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780698158450


Bettyville

Bettyville

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Genre : Fiction
Author : George Hodgman
Publisher :
Release : 2019-07-26
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 3548060269


Spoiler Alert The Hero Dies

Spoiler Alert The Hero Dies

Television industry journalist Michael Ausiello tells the story of his final year with his partner of thirteen years, Kit Cowan--diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer--while revisiting the many memories that preceded it, and describes how their undeniably powerful bond carried them through all manner of difficulties, with humor always front and center of the relationship.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Ausiello
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-09-12
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781501134968


Bettyville

Bettyville

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Genre : Fiction
Author : George Hodgman
Publisher :
Release : 2018-03-09
Total Pages : 351 Pages
ISBN : 3471351345


Bettyville

Bettyville

Eine Liebeserklärung eines Sohnes an seine Mutter: eine starke, mutige und verrückte Frau Georges Mutter Betty ist wunderbar: stur, stolz und wild – und zunehmend dement. Früher ist sie mit ihm auf dem Beifahrersitz durch die Prärie gerast, heute tappt sie in dicken weißen Socken etwas verloren durch ihr Haus. Doch auch mit 91 Jahren hält Betty das Zepter fest in der Hand. Und eins ist sicher: Sie wird es ganz bestimmt nicht an ihren Sohn abgeben, der nach Missouri zurückgekehrt ist, um für sie da zu sein. Oder will George sie etwa ins Altenheim stecken? Beide fühlen sich ein wenig hilflos und versuchen, ihren Weg gemeinsam zu gehen. Dabei stoßen sie auf schöne Erinnerungen, stolpern aber auch über alte Konflikte.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : George Hodgman
Publisher : Ullstein Buchverlage
Release : 2018-03-09
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9783843717267


The Bridge Ladies

The Bridge Ladies

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn’t deliver a pot roast. Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother’s Monday Bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the Bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had. By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won—but never-too-late—bond between mother and daughter.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Betsy Lerner
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-05-03
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780062354488


Of Bears And Ballots

Of Bears And Ballots

“This book will inspire people to work with and for their neighbors in all kinds of ways!” —Bill McKibben, author of Falter Heather Lende was one of the thousands of women inspired to take an active role in politics during the past few years. Though her entire campaign for assembly member in Haines, Alaska, cost less than $1,000, she won! And tiny, breathtakingly beautiful Haines isn’t the sleepy town it appears to be. Yes, the assembly must stop bears from rifling through garbage on Main Street, but there is also a bitter debate about the fishing boat harbor and a vicious recall campaign that targets three assembly members, including Lende. In Of Bears and Ballots we witness the nitty-gritty of passing legislation, the lofty ideals of our republic, and the way our national politics play out in one small town. With her entertaining cast of offbeat but relatable characters, the writer whom the Los Angeles Times calls “part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott” brings us an inspirational tale about what living in a community really means, and what we owe one another.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Heather Lende
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2020-06-30
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781643750569


The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist

A luminous new memoir from the author of the critically acclaimed national bestseller After Long Silence, The Escape Artist has been lauded by New York Times bestselling author Mary Karr as “beautifully written, honest, and psychologically astute. A must-read.” In the tradition of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and George Hodgman’s Bettyville, Fremont writes with wit and candor about growing up in a household held together by a powerful glue: secrets. Her parents, profoundly affected by their memories of the Holocaust, pass on to both Helen and her older sister a zealous determination to protect themselves from what they see as danger from the outside world. Fremont delves deeply into the family dynamic that produced such a startling devotion to secret keeping, beginning with the painful and unexpected discovery that she has been disinherited in her father’s will. In scenes that are frank, moving, and often surprisingly funny, She writes about growing up in such an intemperate household, with parents who pretended to be Catholics but were really Jews—and survivors of Nazi-occupied Poland. She shares tales of family therapy sessions, disordered eating, her sister’s frequently unhinged meltdowns, and her own romantic misadventures as she tries to sort out her sexual identity. Searching, poignant, and ultimately redemptive, The Escape Artist is a powerful contribution to the memoir shelf.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Helen Fremont
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-02-11
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781982113629


The World According To Fannie Davis

The World According To Fannie Davis

As seen on the Today Show: This true story of an unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and their life in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s highlights "the outstanding humanity of black America" (James McBride). In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee, borrowed $100 from her brother to run a numbers racket out of her home. That woman was Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis's mother. Part bookie, part banker, mother, wife, and granddaughter of slaves, Fannie ran her numbers business for thirty-four years, doing what it took to survive in a legitimate business that just happened to be illegal. She created a loving, joyful home, sent her children to the best schools, bought them the best clothes, mothered them to the highest standard, and when the tragedy of urban life struck, soldiered on with her stated belief: "Dying is easy. Living takes guts." A daughter's moving homage to an extraordinary parent, The World According to Fannie Davis is also the suspenseful, unforgettable story about the lengths to which a mother will go to "make a way out of no way" and provide a prosperous life for her family -- and how those sacrifices resonate over time.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bridgett M. Davis
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2019-01-29
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780316558716