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The Resource Home is burning, Dan Marshall

Home is burning, Dan Marshall

Label
Home is burning
Title
Home is burning
Statement of responsibility
Dan Marshall
Title variation
Home is fucking burning
Title variation remainder
a memoir
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For the Marshalls, laughter is the best medicine. Especially when combined with alcohol, pain pills, excessive cursing, sexual escapades, actual medicine, and more alcohol. Meet Dan Marshall. 25, good job, great girlfriend, and living the dream life in sunny Los Angeles without a care in the world. Until his mother calls. And he ignores it, as you usually do when Mom calls. Then she calls again. And again. Dan thought things were going great at home. But it turns out his mom's cancer, which she had battled throughout his childhood with tenacity and a mouth foul enough to make a sailor blush, is back. And to add insult to injury, his loving father has been diagnosed with ALS. Sayonara L.A., Dan is headed home to Salt Lake City, Utah.Never has there been a more reluctant family reunion: His older sister is resentful, having stayed closer to home to bear the brunt of their mother's illness. His younger brother comes to lend a hand, giving up a journalism career and evenings cruising Chicago gay bars. His next younger sister, a sullen teenager, is a rebel with a cause. And his baby sister - through it all - can only think about her beloved dance troop. Dan returns to shouting matches at the dinner table, old flames knocking at the door, and a speech device programmed to help his father communicate that is as crude as the rest of them. But they put their petty differences aside and form Team Terminal, battling their parents' illnesses as best they can, when not otherwise distracted by the chaos that follows them wherever they go. Not even the family cats escape unscathed.As Dan steps into his role as caregiver, wheelchair wrangler, and sibling referee, he watches pieces of his previous life slip away, and comes to realize that the further you stretch the ties that bind, the tighter they hold you together"--
  • "Dan's mom has always had cancer. First diagnosed when he was only ten years old, she was the model of resilience throughout his childhood, fighting her disease with tenacity and a mouth foul enough to make a sailor blush. But just as she faces a relapse, her husband -a successful businessman and devoted father-is diagnosed with ALS. He is told that in a few months' time, he will be unable to walk, eat, or breathe on his own. Dan, a recent college graduate living the good life in Los Angeles, has no choice but to return home to help. Reinstalled in his parents' basement (in one of the only non-Mormon homes in a Salt Lake City subdivision) Dan is reunited with his siblings. His older sister Tiffany is resentful, having stayed closer to home to bear the brunt of their mother's illness. Younger brother Greg comes to lend a hand, giving up a journalism career and evenings cruising Chicago gay bars. Younger sister Michelle is a sullen teenager experimenting with drinking and flirting with her 35-year-old soccer coach. And baby sister Chelsea-the oddest duck in a family of misfits-can only think about dance. Together they form Team Terminal, going to battle against their parents' illnesses and cracking plenty of jokes along the way. As Dan steps into his role as caregiver, wheelchair wrangler, and sibling referee, he watches pieces of his previous life slip away, and comes to realize that you don't get to choose when it's time to grow up"--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1982-
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Marshall, Dan
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Marshall, Dan
  • Marshall, Dan
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers and sons
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers and sons
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Families
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers and sons
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers and sons
  • United States
Label
Home is burning, Dan Marshall
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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
Control code
ocn920680167
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781250068828
Lccn
2015022200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920680167
Label
Home is burning, Dan Marshall
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
Control code
ocn920680167
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781250068828
Lccn
2015022200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920680167

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