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Author Smith, Emily Wing, 1980- author.

Title All better now : a memoir / by Emily Wing Smith.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dutton Books, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  TEEN 92 SMITH    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Teen  YA B SMITH    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Teen  YA B SMITH EMILY S    Check Shelf
Description 289 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Audience 12 up.
Summary "I ask myself: how am I living still? And how I ask it depends on the day. All her life, Emily has felt different from other kids. Between therapist visits, sudden uncontrollable bursts of anger, and unexplained episodes of dizziness and loss of coordination, things have always felt not right. For years, her only escape was through the stories she'd craft about herself and the world around her. But it isn't until a near-fatal accident when she's twelve years old that Emily and her family discover the truth: a grapefruit sized benign brain tumor at the base of her skull. In turns candid, angry, and beautiful, Emily Wing Smith's captivating memoir chronicles her struggles with both mental and physical disabilities during her childhood, the devastating accident that may have saved her life, and the means by which she coped with it all: writing. "This incredible journey from an awkward childhood struggle through a brain tumor and near-fatal accident to published writer is heart-wrenching and inspiring. A must-read, especially for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider."--James Dashner, #1 bestselling author of the The Maze Runner series"-- Provided by publisher.
"Author Emily Wing Smith chronicles her childhood struggles with mental and learning disabilities and the car accident when she was twelve that led to the discovery of a brain tumor at the base of her skull"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Smith, Emily Wing, 1980- -- Mental health -- Juvenile literature.
Depression, Mental -- Juvenile literature.
Depressed persons -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Depression, Mental -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Children with disabilities -- Development -- Juvenile literature.
Brain -- Tumors -- Juvenile literature.
Tumors in children -- Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- General.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Health & Daily Living -- Physical Impairments.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Social Issues -- Depression & Mental Illness.
ISBN 9780525426240 (hardback)
0525426248 (hardback)
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