"Unflinching, rich and revelatory."—MEGAN ABBOTT “Gorgeous, moody, and evocative . . . half coming-of-age story and half exhaustively researched true crime.” —VANITY FAIR “Bracingly honest and extremely discomfiting, this book is ...
Author: Piper Weiss
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Category: True Crime
"Unflinching, rich and revelatory."—MEGAN ABBOTT “Gorgeous, moody, and evocative . . . half coming-of-age story and half exhaustively researched true crime.” —VANITY FAIR “Bracingly honest and extremely discomfiting, this book is like a riveting episode of Law & Order: SVU set at a Manhattan prep school with the U.S. Open as a backdrop.”—MARIE CLAIRE A riveting blend of true crime and coming-of-age memoir— The Stranger Beside Me meets Prep—that presents an intimate and thought-provoking portrait of girlhood within Manhattan’s exclusive private-school scene in the early 1990s, and a thoughtful meditation on adolescent obsession and the vulnerability of youth. Piper Weiss was fourteen years old when her middle-aged tennis coach, Gary Wilensky, one of New York City’s most prestigious private instructors, killed himself after a failed attempt to kidnap one of his teenage students. In the aftermath, authorities discovered that this well-known figure among the Upper East Side tennis crowd was actually a frightening child predator who had built a secret torture chamber—a "Cabin of Horrors"—in his secluded rental in the Adirondacks. Before the shocking scandal broke, Piper had been thrilled to be one of "Gary’s Girls." "Grandpa Gary," as he was known among his students, was different from other adults—he treated Piper like a grown-up, taking her to dinners, engaging in long intimate conversations with her, and sending her special valentines. As reporters swarmed her private community in the wake of Wilensky’s death, Piper learned that her mentor was a predator with a sordid history of child stalking and sexual fetish. But why did she still feel protective of Gary, and why was she disappointed that he hadn’t chosen her? Now, twenty years later, Piper examines the event as both a teenage eyewitness and a dispassionate investigative reporter, hoping to understand and exorcise the childhood memories that haunt her to this day. Combining research, interviews, and personal records, You All Grow Up and Leave Me explores the psychological manipulation by child predators—their ability to charm their way into seemingly protected worlds—and the far-reaching effects their actions have on those who trust them most.
12 You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession by PIPER
WEISS Weiss's reflections on the conflicted and compromising relationship she
had with her tennis coach, exploring the lingering effects of a predator's sexual ...
Author: Adams Media
Publisher: Adams Media
Category: Literary Criticism
Keep track of your book club selections and record your latest literary adventures with this reading journal to stay organized for your next meeting! Book clubs are a great way to read new books and discover different genres and new topics that you may not be too familiar with. You can share your thoughts in a social setting and enjoy interesting conversations that might open your eyes to other opinions about the book. But all too often we forget the best details once the book is finished and put back on the shelf. With The Book Club Journal, you can collect and remember all your important thoughts and feelings so that you can reflect on them for future meetings or rereadings. Made specifically for book club members, this journal has prompts for all the basic book stats, such as the title, author, and who suggested the book, along with book club specific questions like “How does this book compare with the titles we have read previously?” This fun and useful journal also includes reference pages with lists of classic book club must-reads, and room for you to create your very own to-read list.
Emily bent and fondly kissed the son and daughter who worried her the most ,
and whom she vaguely felt would leave ... me when you were given to me ; and I
was crying to think how , by and by , my dear ones will all grow up and leave me .
—Piper Weiss, author of You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage
Obsession “The latest collection of true crime stories compiled by Mitzi Szereto
will more than satisfy those crime writers and readers amongst us who have that
Author: Mitzi Szereto
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: True Crime
Travel around the world and inside the minds of monsters in this true crime anthology featuring sixteen astonishing serial killer exposés. Serial killers: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are often the first names that spring to mind. Many people assume serial killers are primarily an American phenomenon that came about in the latter part of the twentieth century—but such assumptions are far from the truth. Serial killers have been around for a long time and can be found in every corner of the globe―and they’re not just limited to the male gender, either. Some of these predators have been caught and brought to justice whereas others have never been found, let alone identified. Serial killers can be anywhere. And scarier still, they can be anyone. Edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers reveals all-new accounts of true-crime serial killers from the contemporary to the historic. The international list of contributors includes award-winning crime writers, true-crime podcasters, journalists, and experts in the dark crimes field such as Martin Edwards, Lee Mellor, Danuta Kot, Craig Pittman, Richard O. Jones, Marcie Rendon, Mike Browne, and Vicki Hendricks. This book will leave you wondering if it’s ever really possible to know who’s behind the mask you’re allowed to see. Perfect for readers of true crime books such as I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Mindhunter, The Devil in the White City, or Sons of Cain. “An engrossing and multi-faceted anthology for a new era of true crime writing.” ―Piper Weiss, author of You All Grow Up and Leave Me
The cost of hospitalization is a fear that many of us face as we grow older . ... If I
must go to the hospital for a long stay , it will use up all my life savings and leave me in a very serious condition . ... GILL : We requesting you and your endeavors
to pass for the a poor oldman medical aid law in Congress which is we are
Leaving me alone miserable - I ' m old . However many children you have they all grow up and leave you . Why does the town attract you so ? There ' s life to be
lived here too . Or is there some bob - haired little partridge you ' ve set eyes on ?
If I a strange despairing cry , which was no left you to grow up as I did , would you
aj peal for help , but rather a protest and leave me for some one who did ... to do ,
rocking it gently all the while in tried to reach the oars , but they were her arms .
Have you your father's leave ? i 2 56 You'll give me leave to spare , when you
shall find You need it not ii 4 65 He hath , iny lord ... 184 All leave us else ; but let
your cares o'erlook ' What shipping and what Sweet , leave me here awhile ; My
spirits grow lading's in ... -Pardon me , royal sir ; Election makes not up Let me
We'll not be long away iv 2 43 O , give me leave : How does my good Lord
Hamlet : -well , God - a : If you will bless me , sir , and ... All leave us else ; but let
your cares o'erlook What shipping and what Sweet , leave me here awhile ; My
spirits grow dull lading's in ... -Pardon me , royal sir ; Election makes not up Let me rest .
The water remained on throughout my lunch , as if she were avoiding greeting me . ... I don ' t feel I can leave you alone . ... descended the stairs , picked up her
brocade bag , dropped her puzzle inside , and told me stiffly , “ I won ' t force you
to accompany me . ... What will happen to Isabel when you turn into a grown - up
Author: Paula Sharp
During the summer of 1977, Marguerite Daigle's desperate struggles to hold her family together are threatened when her older daughter forms a bond with a zealous, religious right-to-life advocate. By the author of Crows Over a Wheatfield. 20,000 first printing.
Author: St. Andrew's Church (Headington, Oxford, England)Publish On: 1869
I ' ll find my way , thank you , young man , " said Mrs . Prior , walking on . ... Her
mind was made up , and to Milbridge she would go . ... Oh , Alf Atherley , you
needn ' t bear malice and visit it on me now , and leave me somewhere to freeze
to death a middle of the common , as I know it ' s in your mind to do . ... If I wanted
to visit all the harm you ' ve done me , Mrs . Prior , on you this night , that ' d be
easily done . ... But , perhaps , another time , when your Kitty ' s little ones grow up ...
Author: St. Andrew's Church (Headington, Oxford, England)
I don't choose to leave my cousin big eyes calmly regarding them as she sucked
a stick of alone , if she is a little simpleton . ” striped ... She won't mind any more
than a calf banner , and she and her knight are to go back with me . ... I know the
verses children of the poor for the good of the country , and the Church mean to grow up to do all you can to fight King Alcohol , is doing much to improve their
She actually rejected me . ... You've never been able to forgive me for taking you
away from them , and you're haunted by your own guilt . ' ' I don't ... Remember
that I told you the girls would all grow up and leave home , make their own lives ?
and children too , and I shouldn ' t wonder if " Oh , I was all right , ” says he ,
blushing up many among you have got mothers living . a ... But it did my Willie
was to grow up and leave me like make me think of her , when the gentleman - |
All well . Home soon . ' Morrr . " Son , you telegraphed for consent to reqnesting me to be guardian and marry her ... people are really grown up and middle -
aged , like was the reaction after long repression ; this was The two left the room .
answered , the dear Public ' s critical | man grow brave ; with Marlowe or
judgment , begin to think sharp - witted Kyd take a fine poet - rave ; in ... Or , out of
my study , number of ninety - five several times , the scholar thrown off , Nature
holds up and , while I am writing , - I ... nor waste time in put bors , and leave me
no wish to say ting them down - I am thinking not aught to you all , my poor critics
, but their ...
I had heard of dogs grieving over their lost puppies but - well , didn ' t all puppies
sooner or later grow up and leave home ? Mrs . Garver , I said to myself , you
sure know how to push my buttons . “ OK , ” I said finally . “ I ' ll tell you what .
Author: John Keane
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Category: Social Science
Probably the only full-time pet detective in America, Keane explains his ten-step method for recovering a missing or stolen pet and recounts humorous, frequently touching stories about some unusual animals
She was in the habit of taking him every were on every hand ; neither was the
struggle over . ... up to manhood she continued her daily intercessions in secret ,
both “ He was standing in the shadow of the mantelpiece , and ... You are about
to leave me , him . my son , " she said , “ and God only kuows what trials and
dangers " Mamma , ' he said , ' you ... gentleness , until he could not bear it : her
cheek was growing pale , hood and though it had passed into the possession of
She was at our house one day . You were both worrying me . She said don ' t
trouble over the children while they are young , for now when you have them all
with you is your happiest time . When they grow up and leave you and some
Author: Franklin Miller
James Mize (fl.1695-1694) was tithed in Surry County, Virginia, and was probably the father of James and Jeremiah Mize (fl.1750-1775). Jeremiah moved from Lunenburg County, Virginia to North Carolina and married twice. Isaac Mize (ca.1752-1809), grandson of Jeremiah, grew up in North Carolina, moved to Madison (later Estill) County, Kentucky in 1786. Descendants and relatives lived in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere.
Do try to brace up , " Well , I had sort of reconciled myself , " said sides all a -
crackle ; a chicken - pie , light , white , his mother . or the children will go off the
handle ! They his wife , “ to the idea of Jamie's growing up to be delicious ; a
Christmas pudding , breathing odorous " I love you ! ... Ilitting forms could be the
children , tired and happy , trooped off to bed , the children , and leave me to bury
my dead .