Tragedy Plus Time

Tragedy Plus Time

Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page.

Author: Adam Cayton-Holland

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 1501170163

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 386

“Inspiring, tragic, and at times heart-rendingly funny.” —People Unsentimental, unexpectedly funny, and incredibly honest, Tragedy Plus Time is a love letter to every family that has ever felt messy, complicated, or (even momentarily) magnificent. Meet the Magnificent Cayton-Hollands, a trio of brilliant, acerbic teenagers from Denver, Colorado, who were going to change the world. Anna, Adam, and Lydia were taught by their father, a civil rights lawyer, and mother, an investigative journalist, to recognize injustice and have their hearts open to the universe—the good, the bad, the heartbreaking (and, inadvertently, the anxiety-inducing and the obsessive-compulsive disorder-fueling). Adam chose to meet life’s tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister, Anna, chose law; while their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled to find her place in the world. Beautiful and whip-smart, Lydia was witty, extremely sensitive, fiercely stubborn, and always somewhat haunted. She and Adam bonded over comedy from a young age, running skits in their basement and obsessing over episodes of The Simpsons. When Adam sunk into a deep depression in college, it was Lydia who was able to reach him and pull him out. But years later as Adam’s career takes off, Lydia’s own depression overtakes her, and, though he tries, Adam can’t return the favor. When she takes her own life, the family is devastated, and Adam throws himself into his stand-up, drinking, and rage. He struggles with disturbing memories of Lydia’s death and turns to EMDR therapy to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder when he realizes there’s a difference between losing and losing it. Adam Cayton-Holland is a tremendously talented writer and comedian, uniquely poised to take readers to the edges of comedy and tragedy, brilliance and madness. Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tragedy Plus Time

Tragedy Plus Time

A Tragi-comic Memoir Adam Cayton-Holland. Names: Cayton-Holland, Adam author. Title: Tragedy plus time: a tragi-comic memoir / by Adam Cayton-Holland. Description: First Touchstone hardcover edition. |New York: Touchstone, 2018.

Author: Adam Cayton-Holland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501170188

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 721

“Inspiring, tragic, and at times heart-rendingly funny.” —People Unsentimental, unexpectedly funny, and incredibly honest, Tragedy Plus Time is a love letter to every family that has ever felt messy, complicated, or (even momentarily) magnificent. Meet the Magnificent Cayton-Hollands, a trio of brilliant, acerbic teenagers from Denver, Colorado, who were going to change the world. Anna, Adam, and Lydia were taught by their father, a civil rights lawyer, and mother, an investigative journalist, to recognize injustice and have their hearts open to the universe—the good, the bad, the heartbreaking (and, inadvertently, the anxiety-inducing and the obsessive-compulsive disorder-fueling). Adam chose to meet life’s tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister, Anna, chose law; while their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled to find her place in the world. Beautiful and whip-smart, Lydia was witty, extremely sensitive, fiercely stubborn, and always somewhat haunted. She and Adam bonded over comedy from a young age, running skits in their basement and obsessing over episodes of The Simpsons. When Adam sunk into a deep depression in college, it was Lydia who was able to reach him and pull him out. But years later as Adam’s career takes off, Lydia’s own depression overtakes her, and, though he tries, Adam can’t return the favor. When she takes her own life, the family is devastated, and Adam throws himself into his stand-up, drinking, and rage. He struggles with disturbing memories of Lydia’s death and turns to EMDR therapy to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder when he realizes there’s a difference between losing and losing it. Adam Cayton-Holland is a tremendously talented writer and comedian, uniquely poised to take readers to the edges of comedy and tragedy, brilliance and madness. Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Historical Memoir On Italian Tragedy From The Earliest Period To The Present Time Illustrated With Specimens And Analyses Of the Most Celebrated Tragedies And Interspersed With Occasional Observations On The Italian Theatres And Biographical Notices Of The Principal Tragic Writers Of Italy

Historical Memoir On Italian Tragedy  From The Earliest Period To The Present Time  Illustrated With Specimens And Analyses Of the Most Celebrated Tragedies  And Interspersed With Occasional Observations On The Italian Theatres  And Biographical Notices Of The Principal Tragic Writers Of Italy

66 I SECT . despite of the strenuous opposition given by Cotta and RiccoIII . boni , who wielded , successively , the ... de le lui approprier , on les nomma opere tragiche , opere regie , opere tragi - comiche , opere tragi - satiro -.

Author: Joseph Cooper Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075842488

Category: Italian drama

Page: 338

View: 441

Categories: Italian drama

Creating Comics as Journalism Memoir and Nonfiction

Creating Comics as Journalism  Memoir and Nonfiction

Alison Bechdel, who considers herself to be fairly “shy and retiring,” admits she does not understand why she felt compelled to reveal her family's secrets and her own insecurities in the memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (2006).

Author: Randy Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317913184

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 496

This book provides student journalists, artists, designers, creative writers and web producers with the tools and techniques they need to tell nonfiction stories visually and graphically. Weaving together history, theory, and practical advice, seasoned nonfiction comics professors and scholars Randy Duncan, Michael Ray Taylor and David Stoddard present a hands-on approach to teach readers from a range of backgrounds how to develop and create a graphic nonfiction story from start to finish. The book offers guidance on: -how to find stories and make use of appropriate facts and visuals; -nonfiction narrative techniques; -artist's tools and techniques; -print, digital, and multimedia production; -legal and ethical considerations. Interviews with well-known nonfiction comics creators and editors discuss best practices and offer readers inspiration to begin creating their own work, and exercises at the end of each chapter encourage students to hone their skills.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A k a Breyten Breytenbach

A k a  Breyten Breytenbach

II In the order suggested by Bakhtin , the most important element of the carnival pageants and comic shows is the ... ( 1975 and 1977 ) had stirred considerable interest at the time of their occurrence , and the tragi - comic register ...

Author: Judith Lütge Coullie

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042017031

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 425

The essays in this volume hold up for scrutiny, in diverse ways, many facets of the artistic output of Breyten Breytenbach, the Afrikaans poet who first became a public figure in apartheid South Africa - his poetry, his fictional and non-fictional prose, his plays, and his painting and drawing. The approaches adopted by the authors of the essays range from the largely theoretical to the more popular forms of the interview and the review. Collectively, they represent a kaleidoscope of approaches, viewpoints and foci; their various critical and analytical colorations make up a timely statement about the centrality of this important artist's creativity, engagement, 'exile' and belongness to a land once impacting under its own contradictions and now experiencing an efflorescence that still harbours the paradoxes that Breytenbach's protean craft uncompromisingly anatomizes. Contributors are: Ampie Coetzee, J.M. Coetzee, Judith Lütge Coullie, Ileana Dimitriu, J.U. Jacobs, Tim Trengove, Jones, Erhard Reckwitz, Sandra Saayman, Marilet Sienaert, Lisbe Smuts, Louise Viljoen, Andries Visagie.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late Georgian and Regency England

Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late Georgian and Regency England

... the Following Heads: Tragedy, Tragi-comedy, Comedy. .., London, 1775 Cornwall, Barry, Charles Lamb: A Memoir, ... Merrie England in the Olden Time, 2 vols., London, Richard Bentley, 1842 Daniel, George, Memoir of John Bannister, ...

Author: Jim Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107098855

Category: Art

Page: 284

View: 359

An original study of the relationship between comic acting and the visual arts in late-Georgian and Regency England.
Categories: Art

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

Supple fingers , a wrist strong sweetness and personal charm that comes of a sweet and and flexible as steel ... mixture of the trustworthiness of the little memoir he has prefixed to tragi - comic , or rather tragi - nonchalant and the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012251042

Category:

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View: 174

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American Educational History Journal

American Educational History Journal

Forty Acres and a Goat is Campbell's more recent memoir of the two, in which he loosely traces the evolution of the ... The book is tragicomic in that it describes Campbell's attempt to live a spiritual life in a time of mistrust, ...

Author: J. Wesley Null

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607522775

Category: Education

Page: 489

View: 626

The American Educational History Journal is a peer?reviewed, national research journal devoted to the examination of educational topics using perspectives from a variety of disciplines. The editors of AEHJ encourage communication between scholars from numerous disciplines, nationalities, institutions, and backgrounds. Authors come from a variety of disciplines including political science, curriculum, history, philosophy, teacher education, and educational leadership. Acceptance for publication in AEHJ requires that each author present a well?articulated argument that deals substantively with questions of educational history.
Categories: Education

Wonderworks

Wonderworks

game of airplane with tragic meditations on the mythological death plummet of Icarus from the sky. And the memoir's following pages teem with further tragicomic devices. There are surreal moments that seem both horror and farce, ...

Author: Angus Fletcher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982135980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

View: 345

"A brilliant examination of literary invention through the ages, from ancient Mesopotamia to Elena Ferrante, showing how writers created technical breakthroughs as sophisticated and significant as any in science, and in the process, engineered enhancements to the human heart and mind"--
Categories: Literary Criticism

No Happy Endings

No Happy Endings

Sometimes, really hard. Sometimes it all falls apart at once and everything is the worst. And then something great happens! And that should fix it, right? This book is about why the answer to that question is . . . well . . . complicated.

Author: Nora McInerny

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062792426

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 662

The author of It’s Okay to Laugh and host of the popular podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking—interviews that are “a gift to be able to listen [to]” (New York Times)—returns with more hilarious meditations on her messy, wonderful, bittersweet, and unconventional life. Life has a million different ways to kick you right in the chops. We lose love, lose jobs, lose our sense of self. For Nora McInerny, it was losing her husband, her father, and her unborn second child in one catastrophic year. But in the wake of loss, we get to assemble something new from whatever is left behind. Some circles call finding happiness after loss “Chapter 2”—the continuation of something else. Today, Nora is remarried and mothers four children aged 16 months to 16 years. While her new circumstances bring her extraordinary joy, they are also tinged with sadness over the loved ones she’s lost. Life has made Nora a reluctant expert in hard conversations. On her wildly popular podcast, she talks about painful experiences we inevitably face, and exposes the absurdity of the question “how are you?” that people often ask when we’re coping with the aftermath of emotional catastrophe. She knows intimately that when your life falls apart, there’s a mad rush to be okay—to find a silver lining, to get to the happy ending. In this, her second memoir, Nora offers a tragicomic exploration of the tension between finding happiness and holding space for the unhappy experiences that have shaped us. No Happy Endings is a book for people living life after life has fallen apart. It’s a book for people who know that they’re moving forward, not moving on. It’s a book for people who know life isn’t always happy, but it isn’t the end: there will be unimaginable joy and incomprehensible tragedy. As Nora reminds us, there will be no happy endings—but there will be new beginnings.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography