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The Resource Leaving isn't the hardest thing : essays, Lauren Hough

Leaving isn't the hardest thing : essays, Lauren Hough

Label
Leaving isn't the hardest thing : essays
Title
Leaving isn't the hardest thing
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Hough
Title variation
Leaving is not the hardest thing
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As an adult, Lauren Hough has had many identities: an airman in the U.S. Air Force, a cable guy, a bouncer at a gay club. As a child, however, she had none. Growing up as a member of the infamous cult The Children of God, Hough had her own self robbed from her. The cult took her all over the globe--to Germany, Japan, Texas, Chile--but it wasn't until she finally left for good that Lauren understood she could have a life beyond "The Family." Along the way, she's loaded up her car and started over, trading one life for the next. She's taken pilgrimages to the sights of her youth, been kept in solitary confinement, dated a lot of women, dabbled in drugs, and eventually found herself as what she always wanted to be: a writer. Here, as she sweeps through the underbelly of America--relying on friends, family, and strangers alike--she begins to excavate a new identity even as her past continues to trail her and color her world, relationships, and perceptions of self. At once razor-sharp, profoundly brave, and often very, very funny, the essays in Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing interrogate our notions of ecstasy, queerness, and what it means to live freely. Each piece is a reckoning: of survival, identity, and how to reclaim one's past when carving out a future"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hough, Lauren
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O85523
LC item number
L43 2021
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hough, Lauren
  • Lesbians
  • Cult members
  • Cult members
  • Lesbians
  • United States
Label
Leaving isn't the hardest thing : essays, Lauren Hough
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Vintage Books original" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Solitaire -- The slide -- Badlands -- Speaking in tongues -- Boys on the side -- How to make an enemy -- Cell block -- Leaving isn't the hardest thing -- Pet snakes -- Cable guy -- Everything that's beautiful breaks my heart
Control code
on1226074451
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780593080764
Lccn
2020055114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1226074451
Label
Leaving isn't the hardest thing : essays, Lauren Hough
Publication
Note
"A Vintage Books original" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Solitaire -- The slide -- Badlands -- Speaking in tongues -- Boys on the side -- How to make an enemy -- Cell block -- Leaving isn't the hardest thing -- Pet snakes -- Cable guy -- Everything that's beautiful breaks my heart
Control code
on1226074451
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780593080764
Lccn
2020055114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1226074451

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