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The Resource After a while you just get used to it : a tale of family clutter, Gwendolyn Knapp

After a while you just get used to it : a tale of family clutter, Gwendolyn Knapp

Label
After a while you just get used to it : a tale of family clutter
Title
After a while you just get used to it
Title remainder
a tale of family clutter
Statement of responsibility
Gwendolyn Knapp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vibrant new voice ups the self-deprecating memoir ante with tragicomic tales of her dysfunctional life in swampland Florida and America's Big Easy. A dive bar palm reader who calls herself the Disco Queen Taiwan; a slumlord with a penis-of-the-day LISTSERV; and Betty, the middle-aged Tales of the Cocktail volunteer who soils her pants on a party bus and is dealt with in the worst possible way. These are just a few of the unforgettable characters who populate Gwendolyn Knapp's hilarious and heartbreaking--yet ultimately uplifting--memoir debut, After a While You Just Get Used to It. Growing up in a dying breed of eccentric Florida crackers, Knapp thought she had it rough--what with her pack rat mother, Margie; her aunt Susie, who has fewer teeth than prison stays; and Margie's bipolar boyfriend, John. But not long after Knapp moves to New Orleans, Margie packs up her House of Hoarders and follows along. As if Knapp weren't struggling enough to keep herself afloat, working odd jobs and trying to find love while suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, the thirty-year-old realizes that she's never going to escape her family's unendingly dysfunctional drama. Knapp honed her writing chops and distinctive Southern Gothic-humor style writing short pieces and participating in the renowned reading series Literary Death Match. Now, like bestselling authors Jenny Lawson, Laurie Notaro, and Julie Klausner before her, Knapp bares her sad and twisted life for readers everywhere to enjoy
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knapp, Gwendolyn
Dewey number
  • 306.87092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knapp, Gwendolyn
  • Knapp, Gwendolyn
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Poor whites
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Compulsive hoarding
  • Florida
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
After a while you just get used to it : a tale of family clutter, Gwendolyn Knapp
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Christmas with Homos
  • 79
  • II
  • Nut Treasures
  • When You Board the Party Bus
  • 97
  • A Round of Applause from the Completely Unhinged
  • 113
  • Apples and Oranges
  • 127
  • I
  • Gut-Bomb City
  • 137
  • III
  • Adult-Sized Caboodles
  • Mother Load
  • 155
  • You'll Only Be in the Way
  • 175
  • Other South Beach
  • 191
  • Holiday Greetings
  • True Story of One Little Pig
  • 215
  • Black-Eyed Susans
  • 235
  • Southern Gothic
  • 25
  • After a While You Just Get Used to It
  • 45
  • Great Give-and-Take
  • 61
Control code
ocn893894699
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781592409136
Lccn
2014049499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
B K7272 ; XX-AB ; [A14IP028, #7, 2@$26.95, DLG/RT ] ; [P15IP805, #6, 2@26.95, wjm/CSS]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 893894699
  • (OCoLC)893894699
Label
After a while you just get used to it : a tale of family clutter, Gwendolyn Knapp
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Christmas with Homos
  • 79
  • II
  • Nut Treasures
  • When You Board the Party Bus
  • 97
  • A Round of Applause from the Completely Unhinged
  • 113
  • Apples and Oranges
  • 127
  • I
  • Gut-Bomb City
  • 137
  • III
  • Adult-Sized Caboodles
  • Mother Load
  • 155
  • You'll Only Be in the Way
  • 175
  • Other South Beach
  • 191
  • Holiday Greetings
  • True Story of One Little Pig
  • 215
  • Black-Eyed Susans
  • 235
  • Southern Gothic
  • 25
  • After a While You Just Get Used to It
  • 45
  • Great Give-and-Take
  • 61
Control code
ocn893894699
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781592409136
Lccn
2014049499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
B K7272 ; XX-AB ; [A14IP028, #7, 2@$26.95, DLG/RT ] ; [P15IP805, #6, 2@26.95, wjm/CSS]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 893894699
  • (OCoLC)893894699

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