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Tragedy plus time : a tragi-comic memoir / Adam Cayton-Holland.

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 921 CAYT (Text) 39391006896755 Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon B CAY (Text) 34330513268368 Adult - New Non-Fiction Books Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch B CAY (Text) 78551000537944 Biography Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Clayton-Holland (Text) 31208912591783 new non-fiction Checked out 12/03/2018

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  • ISBN: 9781501170164
  • ISBN: 1501170163
  • Physical Description: xi, 236 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2018.

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"Unsentimental, unexpectedly funny, and incredibly honest, Tragedy Plus Time is a love letter to every family that has ever felt messy, complicated, or (even momentarily) magnificent. Meet the Magnificent Cayton-Hollands, a trio of brilliant, acerbic teenagers from Denver, Colorado, who were going to change the world. Anna, Adam, and Lydia were taught by their father, a civil rights lawyer, and mother, an investigative journalist, to recognize injustice and have their hearts open to the universe--the good, the bad, the heartbreaking (and, inadvertently, the anxiety-inducing and the obsessive-compulsive disorder-fueling). Adam chose to meet life's tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister, Anna, chose law; while their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled to find her place in the world. Beautiful and whip-smart, Lydia was witty, extremely sensitive, fiercely stubborn, and always somewhat haunted. She and Adam bonded over comedy from a young age, running skits in their basement and obsessing over episodes of The Simpsons. When Adam sank into a deep depression in college, it was Lydia who was able to reach him and pull him out. But years later as Adam's career takes off, Lydia's own depression overtakes her, and, though he tries, Adam can't return the favor. When she takes her own life, the family is devastated, and Adam throws himself into his stand-up, drinking, and rage. He struggles with disturbing memories of Lydia's death and turns to EMDR therapy to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder when he realizes there's a difference between losing and losing it. Adam Cayton-Holland is a tremendously talented writer and comedian, uniquely poised to take readers to the edges of comedy and tragedy, brilliance and madness. Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Cayton-Holland, Adam.
Cayton-Holland, Adam > Family.
Comedians > United States > Biography.
Suicide victims > Family relationships > United States.
Brothers and sisters > United States > Biography.

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