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The Resource Liar : a memoir, Rob Roberge

Liar : a memoir, Rob Roberge

Label
Liar : a memoir
Title
Liar
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Rob Roberge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A darkly funny, intense memoir about mental illness, memory and storytelling, from an acclaimed novelist. When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat faithfully) record the most formative moments of his life--ranging from the brutal murder of his childhood girlfriend, to a diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore in San Francisco. But the process of trying to remember his past only exposes just how fragile the stories that lay at the heart of our self-conception really are. As Liar twists and turns through Roberge's life, it turns the familiar story of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll on its head. Blackly comic and brutally frank, it offers a remarkable portrait of a down and out existence cobbled together across the country, from musicians' crashpads around Boston, to seedy bars popular with sideshow freaks in Florida, to a painful moment of reckoning in the scorched Wonder Valley desert of California. As Roberge struggles to keep addiction and mental illness from destroying the good life he has built in his better moments, he is forced to acknowledge the increasingly blurred line between the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves"--
  • "A middle-aged man finds out he may lose his memory and sets out to record his life of family strife, complicated personal relationships, and his substance abuse problems--faithfully and unfaithfully"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberge, Rob
Dewey number
  • 616.89/50092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC516
LC item number
.R63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roberge, Rob
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Drug addicts
  • Mental illness
  • Drug abuse
Label
Liar : a memoir, Rob Roberge
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780553448061
Lccn
2015018970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn920469543
  • 1583800
  • (OCoLC)920469543
Label
Liar : a memoir, Rob Roberge
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780553448061
Lccn
2015018970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn920469543
  • 1583800
  • (OCoLC)920469543

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