Don't Let Me Down: A Memoir

Don't Let Me Down: A Memoir

by Erin Hosier
Don't Let Me Down: A Memoir

Don't Let Me Down: A Memoir

by Erin Hosier


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Clap your hands, rattle your jewelry, and twist and shout for Erin Hosier’s Don’t Let Me Down....Fierce, catchy, hilarious—like your favorite vinyl punk 45—this bird can sing. A glorious memoir.” — Brando Skyhorse, author of Take This Man

This fierce and witty memoir about a father-daughter relationship “is a beautifully written, honest, and often funny account of what it is to grow up as a woman” (Nancy Balbirer, author of A Marriage in Dog Years).

Erin Hosier’s coming-of-age was full of contradictions. Born into the turbulent 1970s, she was raised in rural Ohio by lapsed hippies who traded 1960s rock ‘n’ roll for 1950s-era Christian hymns. Her mother’s newfound faith was rooted in a desire to manage her husband’s mood swings, which could alternately fill the house with music or with violence.

With the Beatles providing the soundtrack, Erin grew up adoring her larger than life father, Jack. Together, they bonded over their iconic songs, even as they inspired Erin to question authority—both her father’s and others’.

Don’t Let Me Down is about a brave girl trying to navigate family secrets and tragedies and escape from small-town small-mindedness. With her lyrical and tender writing, Erin “doesn’t shy away from the complications and contradictions of love, sharing both the best and the worst of her volatile, vibrant father and detailing—in her singular and often hilarious voice, the difficulty of leaving childhood, home, and the people who loved you first” (Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451644968
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Erin Hosier is the coauthor of Patty Schemel’s Hit So Hard and is a literary agent with Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner. She lives in Brooklyn.

Table of Contents

Prelude: Yesterday 1

Side 1 Jack

1 A Day in the Life 9

2 Blackbird 19

3 Cry Baby Cry 33

4 If I Fell 41

5 Two of Us 47

6 Carry That Weight 53

1 Run for Your Life 73

8 Don't Let Me Down 83

9 Rain 95

10 Julia 105

11 I'm Looking Through You 109

12 Girl 131

13 Hey Jude 135

14 In My Life 145

Side 2 Erin

15 She's Leaving Home 155

16 I'm a Loser 169

17 Come Together 183

18 The End 203

19 Golden Slumbers 217

20 Here Comes the Sun 231

21 I Want to Tell You 243

22 Help! 257

23 Got to Get You Into My Life 267

24 Fixing a Hole 289

25 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away 299

26 Let It Be 307

Acknowledgments 317

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