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The Resource Sober stick figure : a memoir, Amber Tozer

Sober stick figure : a memoir, Amber Tozer

Label
Sober stick figure : a memoir
Title
Sober stick figure
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Amber Tozer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sober Stick Figure is a memoir from stand-up comedian Amber Tozer, chronicling her life as an alcoholic and her eventual recovery -- starting with her first drink at the age of seven -- all told with the help of childlike stick figures. Amber writes and illustrates the crazy and harsh truths of being raised by alcoholics, becoming one herself, stagnating in denial for years, and finally getting sober. As a teenager, Amber is an overachieving student athlete who copes with her family's alcoholic tragedies by focusing on her achievements. It quickly takes a funny and dark turn when she starts to experiment with booze and ignores the warning signs of alcoholism. Through blackouts, cringe-worthy embarrassments, and pounding hangovers, she convinces herself that she "just likes to party." She leaves her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado to follow her dreams, and ends up in New York City, spending lots of time binge drinking, passing out on trains, and telling jokes on stage. She then moves to Los Angeles, thinking sunshine and show business will save her. Eventually hitting rock bottom, she has a moment of clarity, and knows she has to stop drinking. It's now been seven years since that last drink, and she's ready to tell her story. Sober Stick Figure is adventurous, hilarious, sad, sweet, tragic -- and ultimately inspiring."--provided by publisher
Summary
A stand-up comedian and television writer offers a funny and honest illustrated memoir that takes on her battle with alcoholism
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10495041
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 362.2920973092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5293.T69
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Sober stick figure : a memoir, Amber Tozer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
20644490
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780762459728
Lccn
2015958287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn914195518
  • (OCoLC)914195518
Label
Sober stick figure : a memoir, Amber Tozer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
20644490
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780762459728
Lccn
2015958287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn914195518
  • (OCoLC)914195518

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