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The Resource If it's not one thing, it's your mother, Julia Sweeney

If it's not one thing, it's your mother, Julia Sweeney

Label
If it's not one thing, it's your mother
Title
If it's not one thing, it's your mother
Statement of responsibility
Julia Sweeney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While Julia Sweeney is known as a talented comedienne and writer/performer of her one-woman shows, she is also a talented essayist--and the past few years have provided her with some rich material. Julia adopted a Chinese girl named Mulan and then, a few years later, married and moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. She writes about deciding to adopt her child, strollers, nannies, knitting, being adopted by a dog, The Food Network, and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger. Some of the essays reveal Julia's ability to find that essential thread of human connection, whether it's with her mother-in-law or with an anonymous customer service rep during a late-night phone call. But no matter what the topic, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sweeney, Julia
Dewey number
  • 362.734092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV875
LC item number
.S94 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sweeney, Julia
  • Adopted children
  • Motherhood
  • Parenting
Label
If it's not one thing, it's your mother, Julia Sweeney
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Prologue -- Week one: unto me a child is given -- If it's not one thing, it's your mother -- Just tinking -- Channeling food -- China sweeney -- Strong and beautiful -- Letters from camp -- Week two: independence -- Three Chinese nannies -- Arden -- Big strollers are bad -- Three boyfriends and reflections on a high school crush -- The birds and the bees -- A fan letter -- Sphexy -- Week three: death -- The decline and fall of practically everybody -- Starter gods -- Pussy -- Baby on board -- The color of skin -- Phone bill -- Week four: dependence -- My nemesis -- A proposal at Starbucks -- An education -- Hinky dink is sinking -- Tomorrow they arrive
Control code
ocn800031595
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
viii, 246 p.
Isbn
9781451674040
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012049503
System control number
(OCoLC)800031595
Label
If it's not one thing, it's your mother, Julia Sweeney
Publication
Contents
Prologue -- Week one: unto me a child is given -- If it's not one thing, it's your mother -- Just tinking -- Channeling food -- China sweeney -- Strong and beautiful -- Letters from camp -- Week two: independence -- Three Chinese nannies -- Arden -- Big strollers are bad -- Three boyfriends and reflections on a high school crush -- The birds and the bees -- A fan letter -- Sphexy -- Week three: death -- The decline and fall of practically everybody -- Starter gods -- Pussy -- Baby on board -- The color of skin -- Phone bill -- Week four: dependence -- My nemesis -- A proposal at Starbucks -- An education -- Hinky dink is sinking -- Tomorrow they arrive
Control code
ocn800031595
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
viii, 246 p.
Isbn
9781451674040
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012049503
System control number
(OCoLC)800031595

Library Locations

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