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The Resource Girlbomb : a halfway homeless memoir, Janice Erlbaum

Girlbomb : a halfway homeless memoir, Janice Erlbaum

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Girlbomb : a halfway homeless memoir
Title
Girlbomb
Title remainder
a halfway homeless memoir
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Janice Erlbaum
Title variation
Girl bomb
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At 15, sick of her mom's spineless reactions to abusive men--and afraid of her stepfather's unpredictable behavior--Janice Erlbaum walked out of her family's apartment and never returned. From her first frightening night at a shelter, trying to sleep in a large room filled with yelling girls, Janice knew she was in over her head. She was beaten up, shaken down, and nearly stabbed--but it was still better than home. She was halfway homeless, one step away from being sent "upstate to Lockdown." Yet she continued to attend high school, harbor crushes, even play the lead in the spring production of Guys and Dolls. She also roamed the streets, clubs, bars, and parks of New York City with her two girlfriends, on the prowl for hard drugs and boys on skateboards. This is an unflinching look at street life, survival sex, female friendships, and first loves.--From publisher description
Summary
At 15, sick of her mom's spineless reactions to abusive men--and afraid of her stepfather's unpredictable behavior--Janice Erlbaum walked out of her family's apartment and never returned. From her first frightening night at a shelter, trying to sleep in a large room filled with yelling girls, Janice knew she was in over her head. She was beaten up, shaken down, and nearly stabbed--but it was still better than home. She was halfway homeless, one step away from being sent "upstate to Lockdown." Yet she continued to attend high school, harbor crushes, even play the lead in the spring production of Guys and Dolls. She also roamed the streets, clubs, bars, and parks of New York City with her two girlfriends, on the prowl for hard drugs and boys on skateboards. This is an unflinching look at street life, survival sex, female friendships, and first loves.--From publisher description
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2006.
Biography type
autobiography
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165039
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.74
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV1437.N5
LC item number
E75 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a halfway homeless memoir
Label
Girlbomb : a halfway homeless memoir, Janice Erlbaum
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5100245
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781400064229
Lccn
2005048643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400064229
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm60550835
Label
Girlbomb : a halfway homeless memoir, Janice Erlbaum
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5100245
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781400064229
Lccn
2005048643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400064229
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm60550835

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