Girlbomb : A Halfway Homeless Memoir (Paperback)

Author: Erlbaum, Janice

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

At fifteen, sick of her unbearable and increasingly dangerous home life, Janice Erlbaum walked out of her family’ s Brooklyn apartment and didn’ t look back. From her first frightening night at a shelter, Janice knew she was in over her head. She was beaten up, shaken down, and nearly stabbed by a pregnant girl. But it was still better than living at home. As Janice slipped further into street life, she nevertheless attended high school, harbored crushes, and even played the lead in the spring musical. She also roamed the streets, clubs, bars, and parks of New York City with her two best girlfriends, on the prowl for hard drugs and boys on skateboards. Together they scored coke at Danceteria, smoked angel dust in East Village squats, commiserated over their crazy mothers, and slept with one another’ s boyfriends on a regular basis.
A wry, mesmerizing portrait of being underprivileged, underage, and underdressed in 1980s New York City, "Girlbomb" provides an unflinching look at street life, survival sex, female friendships, and first loves.
“ A fast and engrossing read in the spirit of Girl, Interrupted.”
"– Entertainment Weekly"
“ Gripping . . . a wry, compelling memoir of what it means to stand up for yourself, especially when no one else will.”
"– Bust"
“ How satisfying to watch Erlbaum survive adolescence and produce a smart, engaging book.”
"– The New York Times Book Review"
“ Erlbaum’ s survival is hard-won, the journey rendered with page-turning intensity.”
"– New York Post"
“ A fast and engrossing read in the spirit of Girl, Interrupted.”
– Entertainment Weekly
“ Gritty . . . perversely riveting. You want her to survive.”
– The Washington Post Book World

Specifications

Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780812974560
SKU 202725755
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812974565
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0252
Publisher Villard Books

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Athena Express $21.00 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
New and Best Brand Name Products! Ships Within 1-2 Business Days With Tracking!
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
University Bookstore $86.06 + $5.98 shipping
Condition: Used-Good
In Stock
Ships with Tracking Number! 30 day returns. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! 6i 0812974565
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$21.00 + free shipping
Rakuten Super Points Earn 21 ($0.21) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Athena Express
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT