The Resource Like crazy : life with my mother and her invisible friends, Dan Mathews

Like crazy : life with my mother and her invisible friends, Dan Mathews

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Like crazy : life with my mother and her invisible friends
Title
Like crazy
Title remainder
life with my mother and her invisible friends
Statement of responsibility
Dan Mathews
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dan Mathews knew that his eccentric mother, Perry Lawrence, was outspoken, foul-mouthed, and, at seventy-nine years old, unable to maintain her fiercely independent lifestyle-so he flew her across the country (with a gay man as her escort) to live with him in a dilapidated Victorian townhouse in Portsmouth, Virginia. What he didn't know was that she was schizophrenic. Over the next five years, Dan and Perry built a rollicking life together fueled by costume parties, experiments in drug use, and an unshakeable sense of humor as they faced down illness, natural disasters, and Perry's steady decline. With the help of an ever-expanding circle of friends-boyfriends new and old, strippers, DJs, gun nuts, Evangelical Christians, and everyone in between-they flipped the parent-child relationship on its head, with the globe-trotting animal rights activist finally learning to slow down and care for the woman who raised him. But it wasn't until after a kicking-and-screaming trip to the emergency room that Dan discovered that his mother's lifelong tendency to go it alone wasn't just a manifestation of her free spirit but was actually the inescapable element of a serious and undiagnosed disorder. Witty, emotionally powerful, and deeply moving, Like Crazy is a warm and engrossing memoir about mental illness, reinvention, and the remarkable power of community. Lovingly told, Mathews's memoir is also a profound meditation on the joys and pitfalls of caring for an aging family member and of the remarkable growth that takes place as a child steps into the role of the parent"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Mathews, Dan
Dewey number
  • 616.89/80092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC514.M368
LC item number
A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathews, Dan
  • Mathews, Perry Lawrence
  • Schizophrenics
  • Schizophrenics
  • Mothers and sons
Label
Like crazy : life with my mother and her invisible friends, Dan Mathews
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Publication
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
on1179144370
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781501199981
Lccn
2020000509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Like crazy : life with my mother and her invisible friends, Dan Mathews
Publication
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
on1179144370
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781501199981
Lccn
2020000509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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