Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
110Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets Excerpt

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets Excerpt

Ratings:

4.5

(1)
|Views: 3,879|Likes:
“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.
“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.

More info:

Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on Mar 20, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

12/03/2014

pdf

text

original

 
¸(760.5(5;-<55@(5+)0./,(9;,+56=,3()6<;;/,76>,96-:(=05.65,:,3-¹
 
 —N
INA
L
A
C
OUR
,
AUTHOR
 
OF
 
Hold Still
 
AND
 
The Disenchantments
 
Copyright © 2013 by Evan RoskosAll rights reserved. For inormation about permission to reproduceselections rom this book, write to Permissions,Houghton Mifin Harcourt Publishing Company,215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.Houghton Mifin is an imprint o Houghton Mifin HarcourtPublishing Company.www.hmhbooks.comThe text o this book is set in Photina MT Std .
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Roskos, Evan.Dr. Bird’s advice or sad poets / Evan Roskos.pages cmSummary: A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depressionand anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman,hugging trees, and guring out why his sister has beenkicked out o the house.ISBN 978-0-547-92853-1[1. Depression, Mental—Fiction. 2. Family problems—Fiction.3. Poetry—Fiction.] I. Title. II. Title: Doctor Bird’s advice or sad poets.PZ7.R71953Dr 2013[Fic]—dc232012033315Manuactured in the United States o AmericaDOC 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 14500397045
 
I YAWP MOST MORNINGS
to irritate my ather, the Brute.“Yawp! Yawp!” It moves him out o the bathroom aster.He responds with the gruAll right.” He dislikes thingsthat seem like un.I do not yawp like Walt Whitman or un. Ever since theBrute literally threw my older sister, Jorie, out o the house, Iyawp at him because he hates it. My ather says reciting WaltWhitman is impractical, irrational. My ather says even read-ing Walt Whitman is a waste o time, despite the act that weshare his last name. My ather says Walt Whitman never madea dime, which is not true. I looked it up. Not on Wikipedia butin a book that also said Walt used to write reviews or
Leaves of Grass
his own book! — under ake names.Who does that? Walt does!The perect poet or me. I’m a depressed, anxious kid.
1.

Activity (110)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
zeeshankhan20 reviewed this
Rated 3/5
It was a nice book .............
Anthony Nelson liked this
Billy McBride added this note
I love Walt Whitman.
Meliya Indri liked this
Pilar liked this
ZiedBrahmia liked this
mariotest1 liked this
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
thomzok liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->