What Happened After I Left My Survivalist Family and Went to College

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In hindsight, Krug says, the family history she embarked on was the kind of project she wished she had done when she was much younger: Her voice is slightly flimsy, scaffolding with sheets of plastic floating off, as if still in the process of building itself.

It was the cover that got me.

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That meant sharing a lot — some of which I was only acknowledging to myself for the first time. The classroom was bright when I arrived, the morning sun pouring in warmly through a high wall of windows. Wednesday at the Hallie Q. Share on Reddit. But she does something even better, too. Use bleach first on the white part with, like, a toothbrush. You are constantly being confronted with it. Laymon has created Gothic's not-so-distant black relative…for a book that has the author's disturbing childhood as a metaphor for African-Americans' pursuit of unattained happiness and perhaps unattainable racial freedom, Heavy is surprisingly light on its feet.

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Some would say this coffee table lifestyle memoir is just a fancy cash-grab, a culmination of her brand as a relatable Southern gal with a taste for adorable feminism. It was as if, unconsciously, we knew we were all involved in a project, and that made us comrades. Be a duck among geese. I mean, me too. TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary on events in news, society, and culture. A Memoir. Sign In. How come you always be reading books when you come over here?