The Denim Diaries: A Memoir

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$18.99  $17.66
Zest Books (Tm)
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6.13 X 8.99 X 0.79 inches | 0.96 pounds

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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, 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.

"This memoir, enhanced by the author's sketches, is both original and moving--but not for the faint of heart. In often graphic detail, beautiful turns of phrase quickly become hard-cornered truths, providing a poetic roadmap from self-doubt to self-hate and, finally, self-acceptance. Relatable, visceral, and memorable." --starred, Kirkus Reviews

-- (9/5/2023 12:00:00 AM)

"Crompton's free verse gives readers a powerful view of her inner self-loathing until she learns to accept herself as she is. At times, this is a tough read, but Crompton's candidly honest story will resonate with anyone struggling with self-image issues and difficult family relationships." -- starred, Booklist

-- (11/8/2023 12:00:00 AM)

"The composition and storytelling are lyrical and heartbreakingly beautiful, allowing readers to discover and relate to deep truths of the struggles of being an adolescent girl."--School Library Journal

-- (2/16/2024 12:00:00 AM)