Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story

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Product Details

Price
$15.00
Publisher
Berkley Books
Publish Date
Pages
294
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780425274002
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About the Author

Ingrid Ricks is also the author of Focus, a memoir about retinitis pigmentosa, and A Little Book of Mormon (and Not So Mormon) Stories. She co-launched WeAreAbsolutelyNotOkay.org, a nationally recognized mentoring/publishing program for at-risk teens. Her essays and stories have been published in Salon, Ladies Home Journal, and The Advocate, among others.

Reviews

"A soft-spoken yet resounding reminder of the power plays tied to religion...Ricks' voice is true, and her prose has a poised confidence missing from the repertoires of many established authors."-Booklist

"A stunning masterpiece...Though this is a memoir, it reads like a fictional story, with all the necessary literary elements including conflict, religious strife and character arcs. Brilliant, emotional...you feel empowered and inspired when you reach the last page."-eNovelReviews.com

"In clear, graceful prose and in a voice that is refreshingly authentic, Ricks tells an uplifting story of heartbreak, hope and self-salvation."--Kirkus Reviews

"The story reads like a novel even though it is an autobiographical account. Ricks' strength to overcome despite desperate odds will likely inspire readers with a desire to do the same."--Deseret News

"[Ricks] adeptly captures a dysfunctional relationship that's steeped in love...Well written and heartbreaking."--Publishers Weekly

"Most touching is what the author takes from the experience: the value of forgiveness, which is always the first step to freedom."--Seattle Weekly

"Ricks' writing is easy and engaging, and her details are sharp...Readers will likely find her story empowering and inspiring and will cheer for her happy ending."--The Bust