The Resource Happy : a memoir, Alex Lemon

Happy : a memoir, Alex Lemon

Label
Happy : a memoir
Title
Happy
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Alex Lemon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid who everyone called Happy, often without even knowing his real name. In the spring of 1997, he had his first stroke. For two years Lemon coped with his deteriorating health by sinking deeper into alcohol and drug abuse. His charming and carefree exterior masked his self-destructive and sometimes cruel behavior as he endured two more brain bleeds and a crippling depression. After undergoing brain surgery, he is nursed back to health by his free-spirited artist mother, who once again teaches him to stand on his own. Alive with unexpected humor and sensuality, Happy is a hypnotic self-portrait of a young man confronting the wreckage of his own body; it is also the deeply moving story of a mother's redemptive and healing powers. Alex Lemon's Technicolor sentences pop and sing as he writes about survival - of the body and of the human spirit
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemon, Alex
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3612.E468
LC item number
Z46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lemon, Alex
  • Lemon, Alex
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Mothers and sons
  • Caregivers
  • Poets, American
Label
Happy : a memoir, Alex Lemon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn311764518
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781416550259
Isbn Type
(trade paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009027293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)311764518
Label
Happy : a memoir, Alex Lemon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn311764518
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781416550259
Isbn Type
(trade paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009027293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)311764518

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