FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Brent Runyon was fourteen years old when he set himself on fire, and an intense retelling of that suicide attempt followed by a year of physical and psychological recovery conveys with a terrible clarity what it means to want to commit suicide.
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BRENT RUNYON WAS 14 years old when he set himself on fire.
This is a true story.
In The Burn Journals, Runyon describes that devastating suicide attempt and his recovery over the following year. He takes us into the Burn Unit in a children's hospital and through painful burn care and skin-grafting procedures. Then to a rehabilitation hospital, for intensive physical, occupational, and psychological therapy. And then finally back home, to the frightening prospect of entering high school.
But more importantly, Runyon takes us into his own mind. He shares his thoughts and hopes and fears with such unflinching honesty that we understand--with a terrible clarity--what it means to want to kill yourself and how it feels to struggle back toward normality.
Intense, exposed, insightful, The Burn Journals is a deeply personal story with universal reach. It is impossible to look away. Impossible to remain unmoved.
This truly riveting memoir is a spectacular debut for a talented new writer.
Brent Runyon is a regular contributor to public radio’s This American Life, where portions of this story first appeared. The author lives on Cape Cod, MA.
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Descripción Penguin, 2005. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First Vintage Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP96973870
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Descripción Penguin, London, 2005. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. Size: Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). Nº de ref. de la librería 82672
Descripción Penguin Books, London, U.K., 2005. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good +. 374pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, faint remainder stripe to head of textblock. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. "Brent Runyon, a super-smart boy from a well-to-do family in Virginia, had it all. But home pressures, school pressures, life pressures, were suffocating him - and aged fourteen, he set fire to himself . . . the story of one boy's courage and determination to overcome terrible physical and mental scars . . . " Book weight approx. 640g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 006434
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