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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: 920 Fitzgerald
Author: Fitzgerald, Isaac
Title: Dirtbag, Massachusetts
Remainder of title: A Confessional
Summary, etc. note: "Isaac Fitzgerald has lived many lives. He's been an altar boy, a bartender, a fat kid, a smuggler, a biker, a prince of New England. But before all that, he was a bomb that exploded his parents' lives--or so he was told. In Dirtbag, Massachusetts, Fitzgerald, with warmth and humor, recounts his ongoing search for forgiveness, a more far-reaching vision of masculinity, and a more expansive definition of family and self. Fitzgerald's memoir-in-essays begins with a childhood that moves at breakneck speed from safety to violence, recounting an extraordinary pilgrimage through trauma to self-understanding and, ultimately, acceptance. From growing up in a Boston homeless shelter to bartending in San Francisco, from smuggling medical supplies into Burma to his lifelong struggle to make peace with his body, Fitzgerald strives to take control of his own story: one that aims to put aside anger, isolation, and entitlement to embrace the idea that one can be generous to oneself by being generous to others. Gritty and clear-eyed, loud-hearted and beautiful, Dirtbag, Massachusetts is a rollicking book that might also be a lifeline."--Book jacket

International Standard Book Number: 9781635573978
Place of publication: New York , NY
Name of publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Date of publication: 2022
Extent: 242p.
Other physical details: hardcover
Source of acquisition: B & T 9/02/22
Purchase price: 27.00
Subject: Coming of age -- humor
Subject: Fitzgerald, Isaac

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