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Uncertain Inheritance Writers on Caring for Family

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ISBN-10: 0060875305

ISBN-13: 9780060875305

Edition: 2007

Authors: Frank McCourt, Nell Casey

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In this eloquent collection of essays-from the editor of the national bestseller Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression-contributors reveal their experiences in caring for family through illness and death Today, thirty million people look after frail family members in their own homes. This number will increase drastically over the next decade-as baby boomers tiptoe toward old age; as soldiers return home from war wounded, mentally and physically; as a growing number of Americans find themselves caught between the needs of elderly parents and young children; as medical advances extend lives and health insurance fails to cover them. This compelling book offers both literary solace and…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/13/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Frank McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 13, 1930 to Irish immigrant parents. When he was four, his family moved back to Ireland. His father abandoned the family to a life of poverty. He attended school until the age of 14, at which point he was forced to drop out to help support the family. In 1949, he returned to the United States, where he worked odd jobs until being drafted into the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Using the GI Bill, he received a degree in English and education from New York University. He worked at several high schools throughout New York City including McKee Vocational and Technical High School, Seward Park High School, and Stuyvesant High School.…    

The editor of the national bestseller Unholy Ghost , Nell Caseyhas written for Slate , the New York Times , Salon , Elle , and Glamour , among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.

Foreword
Introduction
My Father the Garbage Head
The Gift
My Other Husband
Elliott
Caring Across Borders: Aging Parents in Another Country
Called Them Vitamins
Ruth
Notes on Accepting Care
The Baby
Death in Slow Motion
Mourning in Altaic
Don't Worry. It's Not an Emergency
In the Land of Little Girls
The Vital Role
Planet Autism
The Day the World Split Open
The Elephant in the Room
Transformed by a Touch
The Animal Game; or, How I Learned to Take Care of Myself by Letting Others Care for Me
Contributors
Acknowledgments
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