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The Resource Running from the mirror : a memoir, Howard Shulman

Running from the mirror : a memoir, Howard Shulman

Label
Running from the mirror : a memoir
Title
Running from the mirror
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Howard Shulman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As quickly as his face disappeared, so did his mother and father Just three days after he was born, Howard Shulman contracted an infection that attacked his face, devouring his nose, lips, lower right eyelid, tear ducts, and upper palate. Abandoned at the hospital by his parents, he became a ward of New Jersey under the care of a state-employed experimental surgeon. Throughout the early years of his life, Howard underwent innumerable skin and bone grafts and reconstructive surgeries that left him with a butchered body and a river of anger coursing through his veins. Running from the Mirror is the poignant true story of one man’s struggle to survive against staggering odds and create a meaningful life for himself. With unapologetic candor, Howard gives an unflinching account of growing up a bullied outcast, with no family to officially call his own. Shuffled between foster homes, he is emancipated at sixteen and begins working as a dishwasher while living in a one-room walk-up in New Jersey. Through street smarts and grit, he eventually finds success as the owner of a popular nightclub in San Diego. Along the way, a European actress, a schoolteacher, and a fiery Latina help transform his life. A chance event in his late thirties leads him to his birth mother and their first meeting, an encounter that sends him into an emotional spiral. The bittersweet connections with her and her family drive home what it will cost him if he doesn’t make peace with his past. Filled with heart-wrenching suffering as well as soul-lifting joy, Running from the Mirror is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit."--P. [4] of cover
Biography type
individual biography
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Shulman, Howard
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Shulman, Howard
  • Face
  • Face
  • Abandoned children
Label
Running from the mirror : a memoir, Howard Shulman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
sky279684187
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9780985581534
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
hn 01/16
Label
Running from the mirror : a memoir, Howard Shulman
Publication
Control code
sky279684187
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9780985581534
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
hn 01/16

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