Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pg. 99: Lucille Lang Day's "Married at Fourteen"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: Married at Fourteen: A True Story by Lucille Lang Day.

Among the praise for Married at Fourteen:
“Lucille Lang Day’s story of her life as a teenage mother and beyond is one of the great American contemporary memoirs.”
—Herbert Gold, author of Fathers: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir and Still Alive!: A Temporary Condition (a memoir)

“Lucille Lang Day’s memoir proves that truth isn’t just stranger than fiction, it can be astonishing. The author went from teenage wild child and biker chick to prize-winning poet and holder of four advanced degrees. The mature Lucy writes about this unlikely trajectory with clarity, wit and affection for her younger self, a 14-year-old child bride and a disaster waiting to happen. You won’t find a more likable voice on the page, or a tale with a more satisfying ending. Parents of teenage forces of nature, take heart.”
—Cyra McFadden, author of The Serial and Rain or Shine: A Family Memoir

“An inspiring story about paths, and selves, lost and found.”
Kirkus Reviews
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The Page 99 Test: Married at Fourteen.

--Marshal Zeringue