CACA DOLCE

CACA DOLCE

Essays From A Lowbrow Life

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
Relates the author's coming of age as an artist in the late 1990s and early 2000s, from childhood and adolescence in an isolated California town to her move to Oakland for college, in a memoir about relationships, class, art, sex, money, and family.

Perseus Publishing

“For anyone who has ever felt weird or poor or misunderstood or just . . . weird, well, this is the book for you. Martin chronicles her own bizarre upbringing in such a way that the strangeness of it all manages to still feel universal. She recounts everything from her attempt to manifest an alien invasion (she was just 11; what 11-year-old doesn't want E.T. to visit?) to the fights she had with her family, to what it was like to be diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome as an adolescent. It's a wild ride of a memoir, and a true glimpse into the mind of an artist as she's figuring out what life is all about." —Kristin Iversen, Nylon

Funny, candid, and searchingly self-aware, this essay collection tells the story of Chelsea Martin’s coming of age as an artist. We are with Chelsea as an eleven-year-old atheist, trying to will an alien visitation to her neighborhood; fighting with her stepfather and grappling with a Tourette’s diagnosis as she becomes a teenager; falling under the sway of frenemies and crushes in high school; going into debt to afford what might be a meaningless education at an expensive art college; navigating the messy process of falling in love with a close friend; and struggling for independence from her emotionally manipulative father and from the family and friends in the dead-end California town that has defined her upbringing. This is a book about relationships, class, art, sex, money, and family—and about growing up weird, and poor, in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Funny, candid, and searchingly self-aware, this collection tells the story of Chelsea Martin’s coming of age as an artist, from childhood and adolescence in a “trashy” isolated California town to her move to Oakland for college. A book about relationships, class, art, sex, money, and family—and about growing up weird, and poor, in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Publisher: New York :, Soft Skull Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781593766771
1593766777
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