Tramps Like Us by Kristen Buckley
A Surburban Confession

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New Jersey native Kristen Buckley travels through a series of catastrophic detours she calls childhood—one that was anything but normal. Set adrift after her parents divorce, Buckley embarks upon an emotional odyssey through the eerie underworld of northern New Jersey, where perverted gym teachers are as big a threat as the local mobsters, and timbale-playing orangutans wield the power to shape the future. Among the colorful cast of chracaters vividly portrayed are her brilliantlly wry mother; two deaf, adopted siblings from Korea; two Jewish stepsisters; and one pot-smoking runaway. After a childhood spent searching for a place to call home, she ultimately finds it and emerges as a truly unforgettable heroine.

About Kristen Buckley

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Kristen Buckley is author of The Parker Grey Show and coauthor of the screenplay How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. She lives in Los Angeles.
Published April 24, 2007 by Cyan Communications. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships.

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From the screenwriter of How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days comes an irreverent memoir of growing up in the Garden State?a choppy, whirlwind tour of her dysfunctional childhood in the New Jersey suburbs, from the divorce of her parents when she was six to her victorious exeunt at age 17, bound for the...

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I have to admit that what drew me to this book was its title, which of course comes from the lyric of a certain little tune about the "runaway American dream" by Bruce Springsteen.

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