All Screwed Up : A Memoir

Title

All Screwed Up : A Memoir

Files

Description

Murder attempts... missing umbilical cords... haunted quarries... fat camps... These darkly comic stories fill the pages of All Screwed Up. Young, gay, and poor, Steve Fellner attempts to shed his trailer park past and seize a better life for himself. But coming from the sticks offers a certain kind of freedom: no one expects anything from you, so you can be as wild and ridiculous as you want. Fellner s humorous and touching memoir centers on his odd relationship with his mother, a woman who was once a championship trampolinist and is now a champion of the unpredictable. Who could blame her for demanding her son attend her high school reunion? Or suggesting the family team up to do some shoplifting? Told with shocking humor and startling honestly, All Screwed Up manages to reinvent the comingout story and describes one of the strangest mother-son relationships in recent memory. Winner of the 2008 Benu Press Social Justice and Equity Award in Creative Non-Fiction

ISBN

9780981516332

Publication Date

2009

Publication Information

Hopkins, Minn. : Benu Press, c2009.

181 p. ; 23 cm.

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Department

English

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: PS3606.E3885 A45 2009