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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
Pregnant at 21 by a man she'd known three months, Janelle Hanchett embraced motherhood with the determined optimism of the recklessly self-confident. After giving birth, she found herself bored, directionless, and seeking relief in wine, which she justified as sophisticated and going well with chicken. But over time, her questionable drinking habit spiraled into full-blown dependence, until life became bedtime stories and splitting hangovers, cubicles and multi-day drug binges--and eventually, an inconceivable separation from her children. For ten years, Hanchett grappled with the unyielding progression of addiction, bouncing from rehab to therapy to the occasional hippie cleansing ritual on her quest for sobriety, before finding it in a way she never expected. Hers 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 seemingly irreversible depths, makes it back, only to discover she is still an outsider. Like her irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and unflinchingly honest blog, Hanchett's memoir calls out the rhetoric surrounding "the sanctity of motherhood" as tired and empty, boldly recounting instead how she grew to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life--and think, "Well, I'll be damned, I'm just happy to be here."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanchett, Janelle
Dewey number
362.29092
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
Target audience
adult
Label
I'm just happy to be here : a memoir of renegade mothering, Janelle Hanchett
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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
sky292210979
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780316503778
Lccn
2018030138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
ab 05/18
Label
I'm just happy to be here : a memoir of renegade mothering, Janelle Hanchett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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
sky292210979
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780316503778
Lccn
2018030138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
ab 05/18

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