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THE DENIM DIARIES: a memoir
With poignant verse, young adult author Laurie Boyle Crompton recounts her coming of age in rural Pennsylvania and her early twenties in New York City. Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, Laurie struggles with sexual relationships, playing the role of happy family at church despite her parents’ fights at home, her father’s alcoholism, her own self-image, and squeezing into painful designer jeans. Crompton’s heartwarming and heartbreaking memoir follows her journey through disordered eating and sexual assault to recovery and acceptance.
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“Freaky in Fresno is a fabulously fun read about the importance of family and forgiveness, the butterflies of first crushes, the pitfalls of fame, and not really knowing someone until you swap places. I freakin’ loved it."
-Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Better Off Friends
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