The lost chapters : finding recovery and renewal one book at a time
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New York : Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, 2018.
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Book
Physical Desc
251 pages ; 24 cm
Status
Main Library - Adult  1 available
365.4 Sch
Oliver La Farge - Adult  1 available
365.4 Sch
Southside - Adult  1 available
365.4 Sch

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Language
English
ISBN
9780525534631, 0525534636

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Subtitle on dust jacket: Reclaiming my life, one book at a time.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Description
In 2014, novelist Leslie Schwartz was sentenced to 90 days in Los Angeles County Jail for a DUI and battery of an officer. After more than a decade clean and sober, Schwartz had a 414-day relapse into alcohol and drug addiction. The damage she inflicted that year upon her friends, her husband, her teenage daughter, and herself was nearly impossible to fathom. Incarceration might have ruined her altogether, if not for the stories that sustained her while she was behind bars--both the artful tales in the books she read while there, and, more immediately, the stories of her fellow inmates. With classics like Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome to contemporary accounts like Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken, Schwartz's reading list is woven together with visceral recollections of both her daily humiliations and small triumphs within the county jail system. Through the stories of others--whether rendered on the page or whispered in a jail cell--she learned powerful lessons about how to banish shame, use guilt for good, level her grief, and find the lost joy and magic of her astonishing life. Told in vivid, unforgettable prose, The Lost Chapters uncovers the nature of shame, rage, and love, and how instruments of change and redemption come from the unlikeliest of places.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Schwartz, L. (2018). The lost chapters: finding recovery and renewal one book at a time . Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Schwartz, Leslie, 1962-. 2018. The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book At a Time. New York: Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Schwartz, Leslie, 1962-. The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book At a Time New York: Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Schwartz, Leslie. The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book At a Time Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, 2018.

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