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Darling Days - A Memoir

iO Tillett Wright

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Born into the beautiful bedlam of downtown New York in the eighties, iO Tillett Wright came of age at the intersection of punk, poverty, heroin, and art. This was a world of self-invented characters, glamorous superstars, and strung-out sufferers, ground zero of drag and performance art. Still, no personality was more vibrant and formidable than iO's mother's. Rhonna, a showgirl and young widow, was a mercurial, erratic glamazon. She was iO's fiercest defender and only authority in a world with few boundaries and even fewer indicators of normal life. At the center of Darling Days is the remarkable relationship between a fiery kid and a domineering ma-a bond defined by freedom and control, excess and sacrifice; by heartbreaking deprivation, agonizing rupture, and, ultimately, forgiveness. Darling Days is also a provocative examination of culture and identity, of the instincts that shape us and the norms that deform us, and of the courage and resilience it takes to listen closely to your deepest self. When a group of boys refuse to let six-year-old, female-born iO play ball, iO instantly adopts a new persona, becoming a boy named Ricky-a choice iO's parents support and celebrate. It is the start of a profound exploration of gender and identity through the tenderest years, and the beginning of a life invented and reinvented at every step. Alternating between the harrowing and the hilarious, Darling Days is the candid, tough, and stirring memoir of a young person in search of an authentic self as family and home life devolve into chaos.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 47m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

27:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

24:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

19:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

17:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

16:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

12:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:36