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Girlbomb

A Halfway Homeless Memoir
  • 272 Pages
  • 4.84 MB
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Villard
Runaway teenagers, New York (State), Biography/Autobiography, Biography & Autobiography, Biography / Autobiography, Youth shelters, Women, Personal Memoirs, Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs, Biography, Homeless teenagers, New
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8363784M
ISBN 101400064228
ISBN 139781400064229

Girlbomb book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. At fifteen, sick of her unbearable and increasingly dangerous home life, /5.

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The book 'Girlbomb' begins with her escape, and the author takes us on a New York odyssey of bad sex, drugs, petit larceny, violence all the 'good stuff' anyone could want from a memoir Girlbomb book street life/5(63).

The book 'Girlbomb' begins with her escape, and the author takes us on a New York odyssey of bad sex, drugs, petit larceny, violence all the 'good stuff' anyone could want from a memoir about street life.

Erlbaum's language is crisp, her pacing is swift, and she had a gift for deft characterization/5(64). “How satisfying to watch Erlbaum survive adolescence and produce a smart, engaging book.” –The New York Times Book Review “Erlbaum’s survival is hard-won, the journey rendered with page-turning intensity.” –New York Post “A fast and engrossing read in the spirit of Girl, Interrupted.” –Entertainment Weekly/5(55).

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About Girlbomb. At fifteen, sick of her unbearable and increasingly dangerous home life, Janice Erlbaum walked out of her family’s Brooklyn apartment and didn’t look back. From her first frightening night at a shelter, Janice knew she was in over her head. Girlbomb book She was beaten up, shaken down, and nearly stabbed by a pregnant girl.

GIRLBOMB: A Halfway Homeless Memoir, by Janice Erlbaum. Homeless youth book, runaway book, homeless teen book, easy book report. The description of Girlbomb is a memoir of Janice Erlbaum as a 15 year old who in the ′s left home and went to a shelter.

The book is so much more than that. It reads like story and held me /5(20). Girlbomb A Halfway Homeless Memoir (Book): Erlbaum, Janice: At 15, sick of her mom's spineless reactions to abusive men--and afraid of her stepfather's unpredictable behavior--Janice Erlbaum walked out of her family's apartment and never returned.

From her first frightening night at a shelter, trying to sleep in a large room filled with yelling girls, Janice knew she was in. The book, Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir, tells the story of year-old Jan, whose serially marrying mom has latched onto a real jerk of a man.

She finally tells her mom to make the choice: Him or me. And when the mother chooses the guy, Jan goes from heating soup to grabbing her backpack and walking out the door.5/5(6). All Faculty Excerpts Girlbomb Following the hardcover success of her book GIRLBOMB: A Halfway Homeless Memoir (Random House), Gotham Memoir teacher Janice Erlbaum celebrates the release this month of the paperback version.

At the age of fifteen, Janice left home to avoid living with an abusive stepfather, which led to a life in shelters for the homeless, along with an. Janice Erlbaum is an American author. She is the author of two memoirs, GirlBomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir and Have You Found Her: A Memoir., and one novel for adults, "I, Liar." She is also the author of two books for tweens, Lucky Little Things and Let Me Fix That for You.

Her poetry and prose have been featured in anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Born: New York City, NY. Erlbaum's engaging second memoir invites readers to investigate her first book, Girlbomb, a story of her own struggles as a teenage runaway. In Have You Found Her, a non-fiction thriller, Erlbaum relates her efforts to repay a debt of gratitude by volunteering at the same youth shelter that helped her when she was a homeless teen.5/5(5).

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The description of Girlbomb is a memoir of Janice Erlbaum as a 15 year old who in the ′s left home and went to a shelter. The book is so much more than that. It reads like story and held me captive throughout the book, the author did a great job at capturing her life/5(16).

One of the most impressive aspects of Girlbomb is the author's ability to turn herself into a uniquely flawed and sympathetic character with wit and insight throughout. Erlbaum and I recently met one afternoon near her home in Manhattan. I began our lively interview with a "hack" question, asking her how long it took to write the book.

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The description of Girlbomb is a memoir of Janice Erlbaum as a 15 year old who in the 's left home and went to a shelter. The book is so much more than that. It reads like story and held me captive throughout the book, the author did a great job at capturing her life/5(13).

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Facebook gives people the power to share and makes. Post-feminist blogger and Bust magazine columnist Erlbaum recounts her rough-and-tumble, drug-and-sex-addled adolescence, focusing on a year spent in the New York City shelter system.

On Nov. 1,year-old Janice checked into a shelter for young women to escape family abuse. The only white girl there, she was a constant target of harrowing verbal and physical Author: Janice Erlbaum. Janice Erlbaum is a columnist for BUST magazine and a volunteer at a shelter for homeless teenagers.

She lives in New York City with her boyfriend and their three cats. This is her first the author's website at the More about Janice Erlbaum. Lucky Little Things. Janice Erlbaum. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) "Erlbaum’s first book for young readers is freshly voiced, modern, and accessible Books that speak directly to the experiences of upper middle-schoolers are rare these days, often falling into the gap between middle grade and YA.

Janice Erlbaum is the author of. Girlbomb opens inwhen Erlbaum moved out, then backs up to cover her history—a blur of disappointment and loneliness as her mother endured a series of contentious relationships and bad matches, making and breaking promises that the next time would be better.

When her stepfather returned yet again, Erlbaum moved into a Hell's Kitchen shelter where, as the only Author: Tasha Robinson. In winteryear-old Erlbaum (Girlbomb) volunteered at the shelter where she herself had lived as a “The Bead Lady” by the. Advance praise for Girlbomb "This affecting, silver-tongued memoir observes with absolute precision the slipperiness of being a teenaged girl in a world where friends backstab and parents betray you.

Candid, searing, and, at times, wickedly funny, Girlbomb is an uncommon story about a remarkable adolescent who, in a bid to save herself, chose. Janice Erlbaum's Let Me Fix That for You is a quirky, touching, and laugh-out-loud middle-grade novel about a girl capable of fixing everything but her own life.

Twelve-year-old Gladys Burke may not have many friends, but at least she has her empire. From her table at the back of the cafeteria, Glad arranges favors for her classmates in exchange for their friendship.

Download PDF Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard FREE. Individually, incidents in Girlbomb make for good reading.

Overall, the book is repetitive, especially in its second half. Teenage Janice decides she's in love with a boy and sleeps with him, or vice versa.

The relationship doesn’t last. Janice, who has problems, does drugs. The strategy fails to improve the situation.Read "Girlbomb A Halfway Homeless Memoir" by Janice Erlbaum available from Rakuten Kobo. Just two hours ago, I had been heating up some lentil soup at my mom’s in Brooklyn, thinking I’d eat it and maybe read s 5/5.