The Resource The autumn balloon, Kenny Porpora., (electronic resource)

The autumn balloon, Kenny Porpora., (electronic resource)

Label
The autumn balloon
Title
The autumn balloon
Statement of responsibility
Kenny Porpora.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every autumn, Kenny Porpora would watch his heartbroken mother scribble messages on balloons and release them into the sky above Long Island, one for each family member they'd lost to addiction. As the number of balloons grew, his mother fell deeper into alcoholism, drinking away her sorrows every night in front of the television, where her love of Regis Philbin provided a respite from the sadness around her. When their house was foreclosed upon, Kenny's mother absconded with him and his beloved dog and fled for the Arizona desert, joining her heroin-addicted brother on a quixotic search for a better life. What followed was an outlaw adolescence spent in constant upheaval surrounded by bizarre characters and drug-addicted souls. In the wake of unspeakable loss, Kenny convinced a college to take a chance on him, and turned to the mentors, writers, and poets he found to rebuild the family he lost, and eventually graduated from the Ivy League with a new life. Porpora's memoir is the story of a deeply dysfunctional but loving family, and follows his life from the chaos of his youth to his triumphs in the Ivy League. At times darkly comic, at times elegiac, The Autumn Balloon is a beautifully written testament to the irreplaceable bonds of family, even under the most trying circumstances, and one that marks the debut of an exciting new writer"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porpora, Kenny
Dewey number
305.242/10973
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.P68194
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Porpora, Kenny
  • Porpora, Kenny
  • Young men
  • College graduates
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Alcoholics
  • Drug addicts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
Label
The autumn balloon, Kenny Porpora., (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o900781268
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First ebook edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781455545155
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FBD59E44-6637-4EF6-8C52-DC9195E303F9
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900781268
  • (OCoLC)900781268
Label
The autumn balloon, Kenny Porpora., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o900781268
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First ebook edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781455545155
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FBD59E44-6637-4EF6-8C52-DC9195E303F9
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900781268
  • (OCoLC)900781268

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