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Ordinary girls: a memoir

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One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping "There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime." --Julia Alvarez In this searing memoir, Jaquira Díaz writes fiercely and eloquently of her challenging girlhood and triumphant coming of age. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Díaz found herself caught between extremes. As her family split apart and her mother battled schizophrenia, she was supported by the love of her friends. As she longed for a family and home, her life was upended by violence. As she celebrated her Puerto Rican culture, she couldn't find support for her burgeoning sexual identity. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico's history of colonialism, every page of Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism. Díaz writes with raw and refreshing honesty, triumphantly mapping a way out of despair toward love and hope to become her version of the girl she always wanted to be. Reminiscent of Tara Westover's Educated , Kiese Laymon's Heavy , Mary Karr's The Liars' Club , and Terese Marie Mailhot's Heart Berries , Jaquira Díaz's memoir provides a vivid portrait of a life lived in (and beyond) the borders of Puerto Rico and its complicated history--and reads as electrically as a novel.
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Díaz, Jaquira -- Childhood and youth
Díaz, Jaquira -- Family
Families -- Puerto Rico
Lesbian authors -- Puerto Rico -- Biography
Mentally ill women
Racially mixed women -- Puerto Rico -- Biography
Substance abuse
title_displayOrdinary girls : a memoir
title_fullOrdinary Girls A Memoir
Ordinary girls : a memoir / Jaquira Díaz
Ordinary girls [electronic resource] / Jaquira Diaz
title_shortOrdinary girls
title_suba memoir
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Childhood and youth
Díaz, Jaquira
Families
Family
Family & Relationships
Lesbian authors
Mentally ill women
Nonfiction
Racially mixed women
Substance abuse