A List of Things That Didnt Kill Me

About the Author: Jason Schmidt

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • A List of Things That Didnt Kill Me
  • Jason Schmidt
  • English
  • 18 February 2017
  • 0374380139

A List of Things That Didnt Kill Me How Does A Good Kid Overcome A Bad Childhood Jason Schmidt S Searing Debut Memoir Explores That Question With Unflinching Clarity And Wit, In The Tradition Of Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle.Jason Schmidt Wasn T Surprised When He Came Home One Day During His Junior Year Of High School And Found His Father, Mark, Crawling Around In A Giant Pool Of Blood Things Like That Had Been Happening A Lot Since Mark Had Been Diagnosed With HIV, Three Years Earlier.Jason S Life With Mark Was Full Of Secrets About Drugs, Crime, And Sex If The Straights People With Normal Lives Ever Found Out Any Of Those Secrets, The Police Would Come Jason S Home Would Be Torn Apart So The Rule, Since Jason Had Been In Preschool, Was Never To Tell The Straights Anything A List Of Things That Didn T Kill Me Is A Funny, Disturbing Memoir Full Of Brutal Insights And Unexpected Wit That Explores The Question How Do You Find Your Moral Center In A World That Doesn T Seem To Have One

10 thoughts on “A List of Things That Didnt Kill Me

  1. Rosina Lippi says:

    Jason was a student in one of my creative writing classes in 1998, and I can say without reservation that he is the most talented undergraduate I ever worked with I have followed his writing ever since through his now defunct, and much missed weblog, short stories, a beautifully written novel, and finally this memoir There are very basic things children should be able to take for granted, whether rich or poor food, someplace to sleep, a watchful and nurturing adult Kids who don t have t Jason was a student in one of my creative writing classes in 1998, and I can say without reservation that ...

  2. Sandy says:

    Jason s memoir should be titled, A List of Things That Didn t Put Me behind Bars, because after reading his memoir, Jason should be lucky he didn t lose it Jason s ability to write down his daily life without all the negative emotions and baggage that came trampling along beside him was amazing His father was candid and perhaps that helped Jason in his ability to tell it truthfully and not bitterly, his memoir was truly an eye opener According to his father, Jason was a by product of his par Jason s memoir should be titled, A List of Things That Didn t Put Me behind Bars, because after reading his memoir, Jason should be lucky he didn t lose it Jason s ability to write down his daily life without all the negative emotions and baggage that came trampling along beside him was amazing His father was candid and perhaps ...

  3. - ̗̀ jess ̖́- says:

    A List of Things that Didn t Kill Me is an eye opening memoir about growing up with an abusive parent, and it s also a story of getting through a rough life, of determination to keep going Schmidt s story can be brutal at times, but it doesn t read as a series of tragedies It s admirable how he gets through it and...

  4. Fiona says:

    I m amazed the author made it to adulthood, with a mother who abandoned him to his initially closeted father, and the constant parade of drug users, dealers, abusers etc There is redemption and hope at the end, and I would have liked to have had a littleabout how he turned his life around, with the support of a retired principal This is the most intense misery lit book I ve ever read, and I ve read a fewNot sure if I d recommend it to any of the students at school, or buy it for o I m amazed the author made it to adulthood, with a mother who abandoned him to his initially closeted father, ...

  5. Stephanie says:

    Wow This is a heavy memoir This kid goes through a hell of a childhood and keeps on going Every time I thought, How did he manage I realize, he didn t realize there was any option but to do just that I was surprised to find that this book is labeled as young adult Some of my 8th grade students are excellent readers andmature tha...

  6. Sarah says:

    Jason s childhood has everything abuse and neglect, poverty, a missing parent, drug addiction, inappropriate sexual situations, homosexuality before it was accepted In addition, he also had freedom, many pets, and his own brain and thoughts I can t believe he made it to adulthood He has a very unique perspective on the straights and who he can trust His story ends around age 20 and...

  7. Amy says:

    It seems like Jason Schmidt turned out to be an exceptional human being, but it would be completely understandable if he ended up being a really dour person His parents split when he was young, and unconventionally he ended up with his dad, who was verbally and physically abusive His mom was completely out of the picture, so when his dad contracted AIDS when Schmidt was in high school, he had to deal with it completely on his own This meant that, at 15, he was in charge of caring for the pe It seems like Jason Schmidt turned out to be an exceptional human being, but it would be completely understandable if he ended up being a really dour person His parents split when he was young, and unconventionally he ended up with his dad, who was verbally and physically abusive His mom was completely out of the picture, so when his dad contracted AIDS when Schmidt was in high school, he had to deal with it completely on his own This meant that, at 15, he was in charge of caring for the person who kicked him, threw him against the wall, and constantly told him how worthless he was On top of all that...

  8. Margie says:

    Slow going in the beginning but the tension builds as Jason Schmidt relays the story of his years growing up without a mother, under the so called care of his gay, drug addict father They moved constantly, not only locally but also out of state at one point He was exposed to the influence of others like his father so there was little positivity and mostly rootless, aimless behavio...

  9. Karen says:

    I made it to page 100 and then gave up I might come back to it later I do like that the author acknowledges that he is an unreliable narrator at times but then it makes it difficult to understand what is true or not I did try to approach it as a broader childhood experience rather than specific events I have many friends who unfortunately had similar experiences growing up.However, I just couldn t get ...

  10. Sheila says:

    If I was a cool kid, I d say memoirs are bae, but I was never cool and I m not a kid This perfectly titled memoir opened my eyes to a part of the country and a part of society that I might pretend to know because of the...