Scratched


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“Reading Scratched gave me the feeling of standing very close to a blazing fire. It is that brilliant, that intense, and one of the finest explorations I know of what it means to be a woman and an artist.”—Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend and Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction In a bold and brilliant memoir that reinvents the form, the acclaimed author of the novel Museum Pieces and the collection Mendocino Fire explores the ferocious desire for perfection which has shaped her writing life as well as her rich, dramatic, and constantly surprising personal life. Scratched is an intimate account of the uses a child, and the adult she becomes, will find for perfectionism and the role it will play in every part of her life. Elizabeth Tallent’s story begins in a hospital in mid-1950s suburban Washington, D.C., when her mother refuses to hold her newborn daughter, shocking behavior that baffles the nurses. Imagining her own mother’s perfectionist ideal at this critical moment, Elizabeth moves back and forth in time, juxtaposing moments in the past with the present in this innovative and spellbinding narrative. Elizabeth traces her journey from her early years in which she perceived herself as “the child whose flaws let disaster into an otherwise perfect family,” to her adulthood, when perfectionism came to affect everything. In the decade between 27 and 37, she publishes five literary books with Knopf and her short stories appear in The New Yorker. But this extraordinary start to her career is followed by twenty-two years of silence. She wrote, or rather published, nothing at all. Why? Scratched is the remarkable response to that question. Elizabeth’s early publications secure her a coveted teaching job at Stanford University. As she toggles between Palo Alto and the Mendocino coast where she lives, raises her son Gabriel, and pursues an important psychoanalysis, Elizabeth grapples with the perfectionism that has always been home to her. Eventually, she finds love and acceptance in the most unlikely place, and finally accepts an “as is” relationship with herself and others. Her final triumph is the writing of this memoir, filled with wit, humor, and heart, and unlike any other you will read. Scratched is a brave book that repeatedly searches for the emotional truth beneath the conventional surface of existence.

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Author by Elizabeth Tallent
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 240
ISBN Number 9780062410382

The Ninja Cricketer And Scratched


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A Northern Irish wicked villain desperately looking for sympathy (Scratched); A Pakistani kid having arguments about Cricket with some Auld British Blokes (The Ninja Cricketer); A professional Con/Hitman telling (fictional?) episodes from his career (The Marcabru Chronicles).

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Author by Valerio L. Meletti
Genre eBook Performing Arts
Read Book 116
ISBN Number 9781467010375

Kicked Bitten And Scratched


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A rare and absolutely enchanting look inside the Harvard of wild animal wranglers As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, "What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage," Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark's Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.

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Author by Amy Sutherland
Genre eBook Science
Read Book 336
ISBN Number 9781101218822

Notes Found Scratched On A Bald Spot


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Author by James N. Wicklund
Genre eBook American poetry
Read Book 184
ISBN Number 9781936400256

Scratched Enamel Heart


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The resilience and frailty of the human heart lie at the core of this second short story collection from award-winning author, Amanda Huggins. These are stories filled with yearning and hope, the search for connection and the longing to escape.

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Author by Amanda Huggins
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 170
ISBN Number 191606938X

The Cat That Scratched


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Ticklesome trouble from a talkative teeny-tiny flea is driving a moggy NUTS! And her crazy-kitty capering to rid herself of the pesky pest proves cat. . . astrophic! No amount of scritching, duba-scrub-scrubbing, haircutting or hoovering will dislodge the bothersome bug. But with a helping paw from a feline cousin (a lion) she soon sends her unwelcome guest packing - with a flea in HIS ear. Also from this award-winning team: THE DOG THAT DUG - shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 1993 and prize-winner of the Critici in Erba Award 1993

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Author by Jonathan Long
Genre eBook Cats
Read Book 28
ISBN Number 0099353717

And We Ve Only Scratched The Surface


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Author by John H. McConnell
Genre eBook Steel industry and trade
Read Book 20
ISBN Number STANFORD:36105037639106

Kdp Wizard


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A delightful notebook of Wizard Proportions Dot Grid pages for sketching, drawing & doodling your magical ideas

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Author by Wizbooks
Genre eBook
Read Book 152
ISBN Number 1086743229

Original Child Bomb Points For Meditation To Be Scratched On The Walls Of A Cave


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Author by Thomas Merton (O.C.S.O.)
Genre eBook
Read Book 19
ISBN Number OCLC:1100195644

27 Years Of Awesomeness


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Stay organized with our essential standard size 6 x 9 inch (15.24 x 22.86cm) 27 Years Of Awesomeness Blank Lined Journal, made to fit perfectly in a backpack or satchel. The quality and stunning cover design will be the joy and pride of every 27 year old. Do you know someone whose 27th birthday is coming up? Put a smile on their face, as it is the perfect gift for birthdays and a good alternative to birthday cards! This 27 Years Of Awesomeness Journal features: 118 crisp white pages; Great quality pages (minimizes ink bleed-through) and sturdy enough to be used with fountain pens; High-quality binding (the same as the books at your local library); Tough glossy paperback. Receive it in no time by clicking on the Buy Button at the bottom of the page.

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Author by Birthday Book Publishing
Genre eBook
Read Book 118
ISBN Number 1704658373