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Hippie Boy

Hippie Boy

A Girl's Story : A Memoir

eBook - 2014
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What would you do if your Mormon stepfather pinned you down and tried to cast Satan out of you? For thirteen-year-old Ingrid, the answer is simple: RUN. For years, Ingrid has begged her free-wheeling dad to let her join him on the road as a tool-selling vagabond to escape the suffocating poverty and religion at home. When her devout Mormon mother marries Earl--a homeless Vietnam vet who exploits the religion's male-dominated culture to oppress and abuse her family--she finally gets her wish. Ingrid spends the next few summers living on the margins while hustling tools with her dad and his slimy, revolving sales crew. He becomes her lifeline and escape from Earl. But when he's arrested, she learns the lesson that will change her life: she can't look to others to save her; she has to save herself.
Publisher: New York, New York : Berkley Books, 2014
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780698155121
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Seattle writer Ingrid Ricks recalls her teen life running from her upbringing in a strict Mormon home to a seedy life on the road with her divorced father, a traveling salesman, learning that self-reliance is her only reliable path to freedom.

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