My Headdress Is On Fire: ...stories from a White Girl growing up on & off Indian land...

My Headdress Is On Fire: ...stories from a White Girl growing up on & off Indian land...

by Heather Jacks

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Overview

My Headdress Is On Fire...stories from a White Girl growing up on & off Indian Land...is a series of deliciously skewed essays, that travel the world from Indian Land to the Australian Outback; single parenting to the Empty Nest. Unearthing stories about an Indian Chief and Bozo the Clown or Kupa Piti and David the Camel, with heart and candor; Jacks' "full powers of smart wit are engaged"....(and, it's a perfect size for the plane or train.)

At first I thought this book was going to be filled with ‘coming of age stories’; imparting wisdom and elevating the soul. Then I realized that people ‘come of age’ repeatedly during the course of a lifetime, especially women; our first periods, sprouting breasts, losing our virginity, leaving home, marriage, children, divorce, empty nest; not necessarily in that order.

I am writing this book, from the shady side of fifty. This is the other side of mid-life, as I doubt I will live to be 106. I assume that like the Horses of the Apocalypse, there are still other ‘coming of ages’ approaching; signposts to check our progress.

Are we where we thought we would be?

Do we have that foo-foo dog?

The perfect husband?

The beautiful house?

Where is our picket fence?

Are you hearing that Talking Heads song, right now?

“And you may ask yourself-Well...How did I get here?”

Then I thought this book would be filled with anecdotes that answered the age old question, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” It’s a question that most people of my generation never got around to answering. They fell into jobs, careers, lives and at some point, surrendered to the fact, that the question will remain unanswered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988951716
Publisher: The Noise Beneath the Apple
Publication date: 03/16/2018
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Life Lessons From Axl Rose

Life Lessons From The Indian Wishing Tree

Life Lessons From The Unvanquished

Life Lessons From A Repo Man

Life Lessons From King Jones

Life Lessons From King Jones Part 2

Life Lessons From Suzie

Life Lessons From Steven Gray

Life Lessons From Malibu Barbie

Life Lessons From Babbling Brook

Life Lessons From Leon

Life Lessons From Titters

Life Lessons From Becoming A Pirate

Life Lessons From The Hippies

Life Lessons From A Bus Seat

Life Lessons From The Australian Bush

Life Lessons From The Hump Of A Camel

Life Lessons From Coober Pedy

Life Lessons From Roller Skating In The Outback

Life Lessons From The Village People

Life Lessons From The Castle

Life Lessons From The Punk Rock House

Life Lessons From A Muddy Fairground

Life Lessons From The Empty Nest

Life Lessons From A Cell Phone

Life Lessons From A Brazilian Wax

Life Lessons From Jeremiah…Not The Bullfrog

Life Lessons From The Clown House

Life Lessons From A Cross Carrying Clown

Life Lessons From Waxing Dicks

Life Lessons From Speaking Klingon

Life Lessons From Meatloaf

Life Lessons From The Macy’s Day Parade

Life Lessons From Obama Condoms

Life Lessons From A Party Line

Life Lessons From Heavy Metal

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