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The Resource I'm just happy to be here : a memoir of renegade mothering, Janelle Hanchett

I'm just happy to be here : a memoir of renegade mothering, Janelle Hanchett

Label
I'm just happy to be here : a memoir of renegade mothering
Title
I'm just happy to be here
Title remainder
a memoir of renegade mothering
Statement of responsibility
Janelle Hanchett
Title variation
I am just happy to be here
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a story we rarely hear--of the addict mother not redeemed by her children; who longs for normalcy but cannot maintain it; and who, having traveled to the bottom of addiction, all the way to 'society's hated mother,' makes it back, only to discover she will always remain on the fringe. At 21, Janelle Hanchett embraced motherhood with the reckless self-confidence of those who have no idea what they're getting into. Having known her child's father for only three months, she found herself simultaneously getting to know a newborn, husband, and wholly transformed identity--with questionable results. She was in love, but she was bored, directionless, and seeking too much relief in too much wine. Over time, as she searched for home in suburbia and settled life, a precarious drinking habit turned into treacherous dependence, until life became car seats and splitting hangovers, cubicles and multi-day drug binges--and finally, an inconceivable separation from her children. For ten years, Hanchett grappled with the relentless progression of addiction, bouncing from rehabs to therapists to the occasional hippie cleansing ritual on her quest for sobriety, before finding it unexpectedly through the guidance of an endearing misfit guru. Like her irreverent, hilarious, and unflinchingly honest blog, Renegade Mothering, Hanchett's memoir speaks with warmth and wit to those who feel like outsiders in parenthood and life--calling out the rhetoric surrounding 'the sanctity of motherhood' as tired and empty, boldly recounting instead how one grows to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life--thinking, with great and final relief, 'Well, I'll be damned, I'm just happy to be here.'"--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TXN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanchett, Janelle
Dewey number
  • 362.29/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5805.H333
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hanchett, Janelle
  • Drug addicts
  • Alcoholics
  • Drug addicts
  • Alcoholics
  • Mothers
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholics
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • Mothers
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction
Label
I'm just happy to be here : a memoir of renegade mothering, Janelle Hanchett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family planning on Ecstasy -- Stop drinking when your lips go numb -- Sylvia Plath put her head in the oven over this shit -- Playing house in the suburbs with Captain Morgan -- Three a.m. ideas -- Rocketship rock-on -- Failure that isn't funny -- Nothing left to hide now -- Who's the sickest in the room? -- Maintenance whiskey -- I found God in a leaf blower, and I fucking hate leaf blowers -- There are three types of mothers in the world--I am none of them -- Failure that isn't funny: sober edition -- the childhood I could no longer blame -- What the hell is "soul work"? -- In the blood of our mothers -- If I knew the way
Control code
on1031402020
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780316503778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031402020
Label
I'm just happy to be here : a memoir of renegade mothering, Janelle Hanchett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family planning on Ecstasy -- Stop drinking when your lips go numb -- Sylvia Plath put her head in the oven over this shit -- Playing house in the suburbs with Captain Morgan -- Three a.m. ideas -- Rocketship rock-on -- Failure that isn't funny -- Nothing left to hide now -- Who's the sickest in the room? -- Maintenance whiskey -- I found God in a leaf blower, and I fucking hate leaf blowers -- There are three types of mothers in the world--I am none of them -- Failure that isn't funny: sober edition -- the childhood I could no longer blame -- What the hell is "soul work"? -- In the blood of our mothers -- If I knew the way
Control code
on1031402020
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780316503778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031402020

Library Locations

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