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The Resource Excuse me while I slip into someone more comfortable : a memoir, Eric Poole

Excuse me while I slip into someone more comfortable : a memoir, Eric Poole

Label
Excuse me while I slip into someone more comfortable : a memoir
Title
Excuse me while I slip into someone more comfortable
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Eric Poole
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the great tradition of David Sedaris, David Rakoff, and Augusten Burroughs, memoirist Eric Poole recounts his quirky childhood years in utterly hilarious and painful detail. In 1977, Eric Poole is a talented high school trumpet player with one working ear, the height-to-weight ratio of a hat rack, a series of annoyingly handsome bullies, and a mother irrationally devoted to Lemon Pledge. But who he wants to be is a star?ANY star. With equal parts imagination, flair, and delusion, Eric proceeds to emulate a series of his favorite celebrities, like Barry Manilow, Halston, Tommy Tune, and Shirley MacLaine, in an effort to become the man he's meant to be--that is, anyone but himself. As he moves through his late teens and early twenties in suburban St. Louis, he casts about for an appropriate outlet for his talents. Will he be a trumpet soloist? A triple-threat actor/singer/dancer? A fashion designer in gritty New York City? Striving to become the son who can finally make his parents proud, Eric begins to suspect that discovering his personal and creative identities can only be accomplished by admitting who he really is. Picking up at the end of his first acclaimed memoir, Where's My Wand?, Poole's journey from self-delusion to acceptance is simultaneously hysterical, heartfelt, and inspiring."--provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
  • 977.8/66043092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.P6812
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
preschool
Label
Excuse me while I slip into someone more comfortable : a memoir, Eric Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manilow of the hour -- Truth or dare -- These boots were made for stealin' -- New York state of blind -- Tune deaf -- If they could see me now -- Don't call me Shirley -- The letter -- The boy bombeck -- That boy -- Who can turn the world on with his wig -- Free to be you and me
Control code
ocn1009058202
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781948122047
Lccn
2017951388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Excuse me while I slip into someone more comfortable : a memoir, Eric Poole
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manilow of the hour -- Truth or dare -- These boots were made for stealin' -- New York state of blind -- Tune deaf -- If they could see me now -- Don't call me Shirley -- The letter -- The boy bombeck -- That boy -- Who can turn the world on with his wig -- Free to be you and me
Control code
ocn1009058202
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781948122047
Lccn
2017951388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

Library Locations

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      1095 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA, 52302, US
      42.032284 -91.59893
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