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Little panic : dispatches from an anxious life

by Stern, Amanda (Author)

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The ordinary world never made sense to Amanda, who grew up certain her friends and family would die or disappear if she quit watching them, compulsively treating every parting as a final good-bye. Shuttled between divorced parents, from a barefoot bohemian existence in Greenwich Village to a sanitiz... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • I am not a clock
  • Not the right kind of human
  • Maybe I am not a person
  • How to say what's wrong
  • The system of the world
  • Countdown to Karen Silkwood
  • The underside of perfect
  • My real family
  • Not-Melissa
  • Someone kicked the Earth
  • If time were a dog
  • Oh how we glowed
  • Scapegoat
  • Frankie Bird
  • Jinx
  • Yes, no, maybe, I don't know
  • Listen carefully and say exactly what I say
  • Normal-sized
  • A beautiful, gorgeous life
  • A stay-behind kid
  • The bright side
  • The drainpipe man
  • A word never means only one thing
  • A sense of rightness
  • Hunky dory
  • My life stained the world
  • I'm the test to solve
  • Everywhere I look, families
  • Anarchy
  • When I turn eighteen
  • What if I give birth to myself?
  • Who doesn't want to be in a play?
  • One right way to be a person
  • Homeless
  • I am a pinball machine
  • The system is the problem
  • The dread, the relief
  • Waiting to move on
  • The body
  • Waited my whole life to be normal
  • Forever Mama
  • Take care of the animals
  • Certainty
  • To be the same.
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