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Scream - A Memoir

Tama Janowitz

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In this darkly funny, surprising memoir, the original "Lit Girl" and author of the era-defining Slaves of New York considers her life in and outside of New York City, from the heyday of the 1980s to her life today in a tiny upstate town that proves that fact is always stranger than fiction. With the publication of her acclaimed short story collection Slaves of New York, Tama Janowitz was crowned the Lit Girl of New York. Celebrated in rarified literary and social circles, she was hailed, alongside Mark Lindquist, Bret Easton Ellis, and Jay McInerney, as one of the original "Brat Pack" writers-a wave of young minimalist authors whose wry, urbane sensibility captured the zeitgeist of the time, propelling them to the forefront of American culture. In Scream, her first memoir, Janowitz recalls the quirky literary world of young downtown New York in the go-go 1980s and reflects on her life today far away from the city indelible to her work. As in Slaves of New York and A Certain Age, Janowitz turns a critical eye towards life, this time her own, recounting the vagaries of fame and fortune as a writer devoted to her art. Here, too, is Tama as daughter, wife, and mother, wrestling with aging, loss, and angst, both adolescent (her daughter) and middle aged (her own) as she cares for a mother plagued by dementia, battles a brother who questions her choices, and endures the criticism of a surly teenager. Filled with a very real, very personal cast of characters, Scream is an intimate, scorching memoir rife with the humor, insight, and experience of a writer with a surgeon's eye for detail, and a skill for cutting straight to the strangest parts of life.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 56m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

22:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

18:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:37