Search
Type
Format
Sort
Location

Bilton, Chrysta

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "In this unputdownable story of nature, nurture, and coming to terms with one's true inheritance, the author, introducing her deeply dysfunctional yet fiercely loving family that is anything but "normal," reveals how a colorful cast of characters were thrown together by chance and DNA"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: [This book] is [an] account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1995

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents, artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs' childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sundance Selects 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAR

Torres, Jennifer

Summary: Twins Raquel and Lucinda Mendoza used to be inseparable, but since their parents divorced Raquel has become bossy and obsessive, while Lucinda has immersed herself in her ice skating lessons, and the pandemic and its enforced isolation has only made things worse; but then they are sent to their father's ranch in central California and while Raquel thinks that this is a chance to get their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC TOR

Allen, Tina Alexis

Summary: The actress reveals her struggle growing up as a gay woman in a strict Catholic family until the age of eighteen, when her father discovered the truth about her sexuality and revealed that he too was gay, leading them to live their double lives together without their family's knowledge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Oomen, Anne-Marie

Summary: "Writer Pam Houston once summed it up, "Nice mother-daughter stories are a dime a dozen; pain-in-the ass mother-daughter stories are the ones that grab us." As Long as I Know You makes a compelling read for any adult grappling with a living elder who might also be a pain in the ass, particularly, any reader who wants a tender take on the lethal combination of dementia and defiance. As Long as I...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Georgia Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 OOM

Greene, Melissa Fay.

Summary: Dispatches from the new front lines of parenthood from two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.734 GRE

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: "All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1999

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.76 PEL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B Pelzer Pel

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: In this sequel to A Child Called "It" answers will be exposed and new adventures revealed in this compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered and F-child--a foster child--young David experiences the instability of moving in and out of five different homes. Those who feel that all foster kids are trouble--and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a real...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PELZER, DAVE PEL

Pelzer, Richard B.

Summary: "Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood. From tormenting his brother David to becoming himself the focus of his mother's wrath to his ultimate liberation - here is a horrifying glimpse at what existed behind closed doors in the Pelzer home"--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner Audiobooks 2005

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Duhig, Holly.

Summary: These charming scrapbook-style titles take topics affecting children's lives today, and lets the kids themselves do the talking. Topics To Talk About introduces the reader to some young characters, and discusses what makes them unique in a friendly, accessible way. Meet Daisy's two dads, and learn how Ella gained a stepparent. Amir tells you how he coped with the death of Grandad Sanjay and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KidHaven Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.874 DUH

Kaeser, Gigi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Massachusetts Press 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 306.874 LOVE

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

Summary: "A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRENNAN-JOBS, LISA BRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

Volz, Alia

Summary: "During the 70s in San Francisco, Alia's mother ran the underground Sticky Fingers Brownies, delivering upwards of 10,000 illegal marijuana edibles per month throughout the circus-like atmosphere of a city in the throes of major change. She exchanged psychic readings with Alia's future father, and thereafter had a partner in business and life. Each was devoted to the occult, and they regularly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VOLZ, ALIA VOL

Leon, Jesse

Summary: "In this unflinching and inspiring memoir, Jesus Leon tells an extraordinary story of resilience and survival, shining a light on a childhood spent devastated by sex trafficking, gang life, and substance abuse. Born to indigenous working-class Mexican immigrants in San Diego in the 1970s, Jesus Leon's childhood was violently ruptured. A dangerous and harrowing encounter at a local gift shop...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Walls, Jeannette.

Summary: Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.82 WAL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WALLS, JEANNETTE WAL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B WALLS

Feder, Tyler

Summary: "Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 362.17 FED

Hodgman, George.

Summary: "A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother--a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love. When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself--an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook--in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Adult 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HODGMAN, GEORGE HOD

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HODGMAN HOD

Taylor, Will

Summary: "Jeremy is not excited about the prospect of spending the summer with his dad and uncle in a seaside cabin in Oregon. It's the first summer after his parents' divorce, and he hasn't exactly been seeking alone time with his dad. He doesn't have a choice though, so he goes. On his first day, he takes a walk on the beach and finds himself intrigued by a boy his age running by. Just like that, his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC TAY

Flynn, Laura

Summary: Traces the author's coming of age under the shadow of her mother's paranoid schizophrenia, a disorder that ended her parents' marriage and caused the author to be raised in accordance with her mother's distorted perceptions of the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FLYNN, LAURA FLY

Hodgman, George.

Summary: When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself--an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook--in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure--the place where his father's voice lingers, the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 HODGEMAN, GEORGE HOD

Beck, Martha Nibley

Summary: Describes how a mother struggled to cope when her unborn second child, Adam, was diagnosed with Down syndrome, her decision to keep her son, and his magical influence on her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2000

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 BEC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618.24 Beck

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BECK, MARTHA BEC

Jackson, Richie

Summary: "When Richie Jackson's son born through surrogacy comes out to him at the age of 18, Richie - now in his 50s, a successful producer and happily married - feels compelled to write him a letter. Gay Like Me is both a celebration of gay identity and a sorrowful warning. Jackson talks of his own progress and growth as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural change. We've...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACKSON, RICHIE JAC

Back to Top