A Normal Life: A Memoir by Kim RichA Normal Life: A Memoir by Kim Rich

A Normal Life: A Memoir

byKim Rich

Paperback | April 3, 2018

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After an unconventional childhood that ended in the tragic death of her mother and the murder of her Alaskan mobster father, Kim Rich was left on her own at the young age of fifteen to fend for herself. Ever since then, she began a nearly lifelong pursuit in chasing what most others had-a normal life.

Rich tugs at your heartstrings as you follow her journey toward normalcy, from her teen years, freshly orphaned, through her high school years spent couch-surfing at local families' homes, then through her college years, a failed first marriage, and a rising career as a journalist. Through frank and down-to-earth storytelling, Rich also tells of her grandfather's kidnapping, a frightening health crisis, and a six-year attempt to have children.

Picking up right where her first memoir,Johnny's Girl, left off,A Normal Liferecounts the author's vivid story of being an ordinary girl faced with extraordinary circumstances-at seemingly every turn in life-with grace, humility, and wit.
Born in Hollywood and raised in Anchorage, Alaska,Kim M. Richhas an MFA degree in writing from Columbia University and has taught at Alaska Pacific University. In her early career she worked as a journalist for theAnchorage Daily Newsand published a series about her father that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Reporting. A...
Title:A Normal Life: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943328501

ISBN - 13:9781943328505

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Table of Contents

Peaceful, Easy Feeling
The 'Hey, Wow, Man' School
'Back to Nature' is Hazardous to Your Health
A Warm Hat, a Whale, and a C in Chemistry
A Normal Life, Round One
The Right Stuff
New York, New York
The Writing Division
Circling the Center
Being Published
Grandpa and the Gypsies
It's All Material
A Crossroads
A Normal Life, Round Two
Breast Cancer
When You Wish Upon a Star

Editorial Reviews

"The grittiest, most memorable Alaskan story I've ever read. An evocative and deeply moving memoir of a most unusual family." -Joe McGinniss, author of Fatal Vision (Johnny's Girl)