GROWING UP WEIRD: REFLECTIONS ON A PATCHWORK CHILDHOOD a memoir

GROWING UP WEIRD: REFLECTIONS ON A PATCHWORK CHILDHOOD a memoir

by Ann Locasio

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Overview

This is the story about the glory and agony of Growing Up Weird, having a patchwork childhood spanning three continents with airplane flights and the struggle of adjusting to restrooms in foreign cultures. Trips back home to America to visit extended family offer no quarter from her ragtag life. There are the grandparents who can’t get through a day without bickering, the great-grandmother whose pants fall down in public, but who never gets embarrassed, and Aunt Pauline, one of very few female motorcycle gang members from the 1950s. Along with the odd people come tales of strange animals including a neurotic French poodle, a farm full of snakes, and a homosexual puppy. There is humor and trauma, but the whole adventure is wrapped in love and compassion as Ann comes to understand the reasons for her seemingly bizarre life and why she is thankful for it all…especially her catalogue of jokes that cannot be told in polite company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692771099
Publisher: Dream Mountain Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

This is Ann Locasio's first book. After spending the first years of her life in Wales, Germany, England and Brazil, she attended three different high schools in the United States. She graduated from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio with a BA in Journalism. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Methodist University and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. After being a pastor of United Methodist churches in Medina, Center Point, San Marcos, Goliad, and Lockhart, Texas, she now works as a certified peer support specialist at Austin State Hospital. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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