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Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets

By Evan Roskos

“I hate myself but I love Walt Whitman, the kook. Always positive. I need to be more positive, so I wake myself up every morning with a song of myself.” Sixteen-year-old James Whitman has been yawping (à la Whitman) at his abusive father ever since he kicked his beloved older sister, Jorie, out of the house. James’s painful struggle with anxiety and depression—along with his ongoing quest to understand what led to his self-destructive sister’s exile—make for a heart-rending read, but his wild, exuberant Whitmanization of the world and keen sense of humor keep this emotionally charged debut novel buoyant.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780547928531


Format: Book
Author: Roskos, Evan
Summary: A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depression and anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman, hugging trees, and figuring out why his sister has been kicked out of the house.
Title: Dr. Bird's advice for sad poets / Evan Roskos.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2013.
Subject: Depression, Mental -- Teen fiction. Families -- Teen fiction. Poetry -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780547928531 (hbk.) 054792853X (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: TF Roskos
Oclc: 810273564
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Bib Id: 438095

Format: Book
Author: Roskos, Evan.
Summary: A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depression and anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman, hugging trees, and figuring out why his sister has been kicked out of the house.
Title: Dr. Bird's advice for sad poets / Evan Roskos.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2013.
Description: 310 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Depression, Mental -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Poetry -- Teen fiction.
Other Title: Doctor Bird's advice for sad poets
LCCN: 2012033315
ISBN: 9780547928531 (hbk.)
ISBN: 054792853X (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: TF Roskos