The Denim Diaries: A Memoir
Laurie Boyle Crompton (Author)
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With poignant verse, young adult author Laurie Boyle Crompton recounts her coming of age in rural Pennsylvania and her early twenties in New York City. Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, Laurie struggles with sexual relationships, playing the role of happy family at church despite her parents' fights at home, her father's alcoholism, her own self-image, and squeezing into painful designer jeans. Crompton's heartwarming and heartbreaking memoir follows her journey through disordered eating and sexual assault to recovery and acceptance.
Zest Books (Tm)
November 07, 2023
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About the Author
Laurie Boyle Crompton is the author of many young adult novels including Pretty in Punxsutawney (2019), Freaky in Fresno (2020), The Real Prom Queens of Westfield High (2014) and Love and Vandalism (2017). After moving to New York she began creating activist artwork promoting body love and built the popular website Dreamer-girl.com, an anti-starvation imagery site that attracted nearly one thousand unique visitors each week for four years at its height. She graduated from St. John's University with a BA in English and Journalism, and has written for national magazines like Glamour and Allure, survived a teaching stint at an all-boy high school, and appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. After having lived in Orlando and England, Laurie has made her home in New York with her husband and two children.