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She Got Up off the Couch

And Other Heroic Acts From Mooreland, Indiana

By Haven Kimmel, 1965-

After twenty years of burrowing into the corner of the family couch, eating junk food, and reading science fiction, Indiana mother Delonda Jarvis did something that shocked her family: she went to college. Or, as her younger daughter, Haven Kimmel, writes, she "stood up, brushed away the pork rind crumbs, and escaped by the skin of her teeth."

Despite having no money, no car, and a resentful husband, Delonda managed to obtain a master's degree in English. The former teenage bride also dropped one hundred pounds, learned how to drive, and became a breadwinner. But as she reclaimed herself, her marriage disintegrated.

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Publish Date

2007

ISBN

1597224766


Format: Large Print
Author: Kimmel, Haven, 1965-
Title: She got up off the couch : and other heroic acts from Mooreland, Indiana / Haven Kimmel.
Publisher Date: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2007.
Subject: Kimmel, Haven, 1965- -- Family. Kimmel, Haven, 1965- -- Childhood and youth. Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Indiana -- Mooreland. Authors, American -- 21st century -- Family relationships. Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography Mothers and daughters -- Indiana. Large type books Mooreland (Ind.) -- Social life and customs.
Isbn: 1597224766
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Format: Large Print
Author: Kimmel, Haven, 1965-
Title: She got up off the couch : and other heroic acts from Mooreland, Indiana / Haven Kimmel.
Publisher, Date: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2007.
Description: 485 p. (large print) : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Kimmel, Haven, 1965- -- Family.
Subjects: Kimmel, Haven, 1965- -- Childhood and youth.
Subjects: Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Indiana -- Mooreland.
Subjects: Authors, American -- 21st century -- Family relationships.
Subjects: Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography
Subjects: Mothers and daughters -- Indiana.
Subjects: Large type books
Subjects: Mooreland (Ind.) -- Social life and customs.
LCCN: 2006100407
ISBN: 1597224766
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: LPB Kimmel