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Author Hosier, Erin, author.

Title Don't let me down : a memoir / Erin Hosier.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY HOSIER    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-HOSIER HOS    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG HOSIER, ERIN    Check Shelf
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description 319 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Side one / Jack -- A day in the life -- Blackbird -- Cry baby cry -- If I fell -- The two of us -- Carry that weight -- Run for your life -- Don't let me down -- Rain -- Julia -- I'm looking through you -- Interlude: girl -- Hey Jude -- In my life -- Side two / Erin -- She's leaving home -- I'm a loser -- Come together -- The end -- Golden slumbers -- Here comes the sun -- I want to tell you -- Help! -- Got to get you into my life -- Fixing a hole -- You've got to hide your love away -- Let it be.
Summary "Erin Hosier and her family belonged to a strict evangelical church in Bainbridge, Ohio, for the first fourteen years of her life. But Erin was a rebel of the eighties who dyed her hair with cherry Kool-Aid while loudly defending liberal causes. Behind closed doors, she and her family were "five mentally ill people at different stages of development, screaming and flailing hysterically like hyenas." At the heart of the family was her father, Jack, whom Erin remembers as "the first boy I ever knew, the first man I ever loved, and the first significant person in my life to die." But she and her family also knew his other side far too well--his lies and his quick-flame anger that they were careful not to provoke. But Erin never saw her dad angry when he was listening to the Beatles. Despite being seen as a sin in their church, rock n' roll became the bond that brought father and daughter together. It gave Erin the courage to ultimately stand up to her father and everybody else; the push to leave home and move to New York City; and the coping mechanism for all the pain along the way. Don't Let Me Down is the story of a young woman who tip-toed within the shadow of her father. It breaks open what women feel about their sexuality, self-worth, and the rites of passage they go through in adolescence. Above all, it's the story of growing up with one dysfunctional family and finding peace in another."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Hosier, Erin.
Beatles -- Influence.
Beatles. (OCoLC)fst00530133
Fathers and daughters -- Ohio -- Geauga County -- Biography.
Rock music -- Ohio -- Cleveland Region -- Influence.
Coming of age.
Young women -- United States -- Biography.
Literary agents -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Baby boom generation -- Ohio -- Geauga County -- Biography.
Fundamentalists -- Ohio -- Geauga County -- Biography.
Geauga County (Ohio) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Baby boom generation. (OCoLC)fst00824987
Coming of age. (OCoLC)fst01763769
Fathers and daughters. (OCoLC)fst00921890
Fundamentalists. (OCoLC)fst01737211
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Literary agents. (OCoLC)fst00999911
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Young women. (OCoLC)fst01183301
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Ohio -- Cleveland Region. (OCoLC)fst01348424
Ohio -- Geauga County. (OCoLC)fst01213680
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Genre/Form Biography.
Added Title Do not let me down
Other Form: Online version: Hosier, Erin. Don't let me down. First hardcover edition. New York : Atria Books, [2019] 9781451644975 (DLC) 2018016918
ISBN 9781451644951 hardcover
1451644957 hardcover
9781451644968 paperback
1451644965 paperback
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