I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing: A Memoir

Moore, Marshall ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0638-0828 (2022) I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing: A Memoir. Rebel Satori Press, New Orleans. ISBN 978-1-60864-161-1

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Abstract / Summary

What do you get when you mix a father with severe PTSD after barely surviving the Vietnam War, a self-proclaimed clairvoyant mother with anger issues and no filter whatsoever, rivers of booze, an awkward but academically gifted son, and a daughter with a hidden disability and a mile-wide rebellious streak? This is going to get messy. Then throw in a generous helping of domestic violence, some good old-fashioned small-town Southern homophobia, and the kind of dark family secret that makes headlines. You’ve got all the makings of a complete, blazing disaster. Literally: Marshall Moore got into the groundbreaking North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the nation’s first residential STEM-focused magnet school, as a means of escaping a hometown and a childhood he otherwise might not have survived. He then set it on fire. And then the story gets really complicated. I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing is a memoir about a family cosplaying normalcy in Southern suburbia in the seventies and eighties: shocking, hilarious, appalling, bizarre, and… actually true.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-60864-161-1
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Writing & Journalism > Literature
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Marshall Moore
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2023 12:08
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2023 12:08
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/4849

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