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A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me | Jason Schmidt
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Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secretsabout drugs, crime, and sex. If the straightspeople with normal livesever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one?
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AWildMandaPanda
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It‘s a chilly rainy day here, so, I thought I‘d curl up this morning with a book... #memoir #YA #bibliophile

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JacintaMCarter
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Schmidt's memoir tells the story of growing up in the 1980s, surrounded by drug addicts, dysfunction, and a father diagnosed with AIDS. He doesn't shy away from the gritty details of his upbringing, nor does he hesitate to confess the anger he felt toward his father for most of his life. Schmidt is a fantastic writer and his story never drags for a moment.

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JacintaMCarter
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Notafraidofwords
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A seriously under hyped book. This a memoir about overcoming - about finding contentment even when life gets in the way. This has one of the best book endings ever. Whenever I'm struggling with something, I repeat the ending like a silent prayer. My uncle battled AIDS and I try to read as much fiction I can with this theme just to feel closer to him. This brought his spirit right into my ❤️.

TheJOMOreader What a great review - thank you! 3y
Notafraidofwords @LindsayInTheLibrary no problem. Take a chance on it! 3y
bookishkris Great review-my interest is piqued. Off to see if I can find a copy. 3y
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Zelma That is a great review! Sounds like an intense but moving story. 3y
Notafraidofwords @bookishkris @Zelma thanks! The book has its moments of intensity. 3y
Bookladylinda I‘m stacking this one. Thanks for your review! 2y
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