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Leave Out the Tragic Parts: A Grandfather's Search for a Boy Lost to Addiction
  

Leave Out the Tragic Parts: A Grandfather's Search for a Boy Lost to Addiction (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

Read by Kindred, Dave

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Dave Kindred's extraordinary investigation of the death of his grandson yields a powerful memoir of addiction, grief, and the stories we choose to tell our families and ourselves Jared Kindred left his home and family at the age of eighteen, choosing to wander across America on f...reight train cars and live on the street. Addicted to alcohol most of his short life, and withholding the truth from many who loved him, he never found a way to survive. Through this ordeal, Dave Kindred's love for his grandson has never wavered. Leave Out the Tragic Parts is not merely a reflection on love and addiction and loss. It is a hard-won work of reportage, meticulously reconstructing the life Jared chose for himself--a life that rejected the comforts of civilization in favor of a chance to roam free. Kindred asks painful but important questions about the lies we tell to get along, and what binds families together or allows them to fracture. Jared's story ended in tragedy, but the act of telling it is an act of healing and redemption. This is an important book on how to love your family, from a great writer who has lived its lessons.
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ISBN 9781549163135
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ISBN-13 9781549163135
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Publisher Public Affairs
Imprint Public Affairs
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Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
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Edition Library Edition
Author(s) Read by Kindred, Dave
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Biography & Autobiography
Abnormal Psychology
Addiction & Therapy
Intergenerational Relationships
Coping With Death & Bereavement
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NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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