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The Resource Tragedy plus time : a tragi-comic memoir, by Adam Cayton-Holland

Tragedy plus time : a tragi-comic memoir, by Adam Cayton-Holland

Label
Tragedy plus time : a tragi-comic memoir
Title
Tragedy plus time
Title remainder
a tragi-comic memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Adam Cayton-Holland
Title variation
Tragedy + time
Title variation remainder
a tragi-comic memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unsentimental, unexpectedly funny, and incredibly honest, Tragedy Plus Time is a love letter to every family that has ever felt messy, complicated, or (even momentarily) magnificent. Meet the Magnificent Cayton-Hollands, a trio of brilliant, acerbic teenagers from Denver, Colorado, who were going to change the world. Anna, Adam, and Lydia were taught by their father, a civil rights lawyer, and mother, an investigative journalist, to recognize injustice and have their hearts open to the universe--the good, the bad, the heartbreaking (and, inadvertently, the anxiety-inducing and the obsessive-compulsive disorder-fueling). Adam chose to meet life's tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister, Anna, chose law; while their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled to find her place in the world. Beautiful and whip-smart, Lydia was witty, extremely sensitive, fiercely stubborn, and always somewhat haunted. She and Adam bonded over comedy from a young age, running skits in their basement and obsessing over episodes of The Simpsons. When Adam sank into a deep depression in college, it was Lydia who was able to reach him and pull him out. But years later as Adam's career takes off, Lydia's own depression overtakes her, and, though he tries, Adam can't return the favor. When she takes her own life, the family is devastated, and Adam throws himself into his stand-up, drinking, and rage. He struggles with disturbing memories of Lydia's death and turns to EMDR therapy to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder when he realizes there's a difference between losing and losing it. Adam Cayton-Holland is a tremendously talented writer and comedian, uniquely poised to take readers to the edges of comedy and tragedy, brilliance and madness. Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cayton-Holland, Adam
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
  • 362.28/092
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.C39
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cayton-Holland, Adam
  • Cayton-Holland, Adam
  • Comedians
  • Suicide victims
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Comedians
  • Families
  • Suicide victims
  • United States
Label
Tragedy plus time : a tragi-comic memoir, by Adam Cayton-Holland
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1021055675
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9781501170171
Lccn
2017049067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021055675
Label
Tragedy plus time : a tragi-comic memoir, by Adam Cayton-Holland
Publication
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
on1021055675
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9781501170171
Lccn
2017049067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021055675

Library Locations

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