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The Resource Look at you now : my journey from shame to strength, Liz Pryor

Look at you now : my journey from shame to strength, Liz Pryor

Label
Look at you now : my journey from shame to strength
Title
Look at you now
Title remainder
my journey from shame to strength
Statement of responsibility
Liz Pryor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The author describes her experience hidden away by her wealthy Chicago parents in a dreary government facility for impoverished pregnant teens after she discovered she was accidentally expecting at age 17 in 1979,"--NoveList
  • In 1979, Liz Pryor is a seventeen-year-old girl from a good family in the wealthy Chicago suburbs. Halfway through her senior year of high school, she discovers that she is pregnant a fact her parents are determined to keep a secret from her friends, siblings, and communityforever. One snowy January day, after driving across three states, her mother drops her off at what Liz thinks is a Catholic home for unwed mothers but which is, in truth, a locked government-run facility for delinquent and impoverished pregnant teenage girls. In the cement-block residence, Liz is alone and terrified, a fish out of water a girl from a privileged, sheltered background living amid tough, street-savvy girls who come from the foster care system or juvenile detention. But over the next six months, isolated and in involuntary hiding from everyone she knows, Liz develops a surprising bond with the other girls and begins to question everything she once held true. Told with tenderness, humor, and an open heart, "Look at You Now" is a deeply moving story about the most vulnerable moments in our lives and how a willingness to trust ourselves can permanently change who we are and how we see the world.
Summary
The author describes her experience hidden away by her wealthy Chicago parents in a dreary government facility for impoverished pregnant teens after she discovered she was accidentally expecting at age 17 in 1979
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Publisher's marketing
Biography type
autobiography
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10516353
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Pryor, Liz
Dewey number
  • 306.874/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759.4
LC item number
.P79 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Pryor, Liz
  • Teenage mothers
  • Unmarried mothers
Target audience
adult
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my journey from shame to strength
Label
Look at you now : my journey from shame to strength, Liz Pryor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20655810
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780812998009
Lccn
2015040920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn928750716
  • (OCoLC)928750716
Label
Look at you now : my journey from shame to strength, Liz Pryor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20655810
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780812998009
Lccn
2015040920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn928750716
  • (OCoLC)928750716

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