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Dumbfounded A Memoir By Rothschild, Matt Book - 2008 B-Ro7463d 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:The only Jewish family in a luxury Fifth Avenue building of WASPs, the senior Rothschilds took over the responsibility of raising their grandson, Matt, after his mother left him for Italy and a fourth husband.

Gringa A Contradictory Girlhood By Hart, Melissa Book - 2009 B-Ha2517g 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Set in 1970s Southern California, Gringa is the story of a young girl conflicted by two extremes. On the one hand there's life with her mother, who leaves her father to begin a lesbian relationship, taking Hart and her two siblings along. At the opposite extreme is her father's white-bread well-to-do security, which is predictable and stable and boring.

Little Failure
Little Failure A Memoir By Shteyngart, Gary Book - 2014 B-Sh885L 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 36 copies

Annotation:"... a memoir of an immigrant family coming to America, as told by a lifelong misfit who forged from his imagination an essential literary voice and, against all odds, a place in the world."-- Publisher's description.

Calling Dr. Laura
Calling Dr. Laura A Graphic Memoir By Georges, Nicole J. Book - 2013 GN 920 GEORGES 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Calling Dr. Laura tells the story of what happens to you when you are raised in a family of secrets, and what happens to your brain (and heart) when you learn the truth from an unlikely source.

I'm Down
I'm Down A Memoir By Wolff, Mishna Book - 2008 792.7028092 W855i 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:I'm Down is a hip, hysterical and at the same time beautiful memoir that will have you howling with laughter, recommending it to friends and questioning what it means to be black and white in America.

Burn Down the Ground
Burn Down the Ground A Memoir By Crews, Kambri Book - 2012 B-C927b 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:In this memoir, a daughter looks back on her unconventional childhood with deaf parents in rural Texas while trying to reconcile it to her present life, one in which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight An African Childhood By Fuller, Alexandra Book - 2003 B-Fu9577d 2003 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 62 on 18 copies

Annotation:Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is the story of one woman's unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt.

My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals By Durrell, Gerald Book - 2004 591.9499 D96m 2004 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:A delightful account of Durrell's family's experiences on the Greek isle of Corfu, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.

My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals DVD - 2006 DVD Drama MY All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:When the dreary English weather of 1935 gets to be too much for the eccentric Durrell family, they set off for the rustic, sun-drenched Greek island of Corfu, and the unknown.

The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle A Memoir By Walls, Jeannette Book - 2006 B-Wa1589g 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation: Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family.

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I'm fascinated by childhood memories filtered through adult eyes. Sometimes what was taken for granted as a kid, can become unbelievably outrageous in hindsight. These are some of my favorite memoirs about unconventional childhoods, with heavy preference for the 1970s..

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