This collection of true stories will invite you to lean into the process of understanding the larger implications of how suicide affects others. This book poses several questions.
What happens to the people left behind when someone commits suicide?
How do the survivors navigate the grieving process? Which methods do they use? Do they ever recover from such a profound trauma?
These questions are answered through the written submissions of the 26 contributors to this work.
Set in glamorous 1970s Las Vegas, Overlay is the fighting-to-come-of-age story of a resilient child born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment. Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the fallen adults entrusted with her care. Her profound story explores the characters and events populating her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless at the age of fourteen.
This searing, often bizarre tale of Glynn Brown's teens and twenties reveals her flight from Las Vegas to the formidable world of self-re-invention among the angels and demons. Glynn Brown unflinchingly begets a self from the unlikeliest beginnings, and now delivers a sequel illustrating heaven and hell on her continuing flight for self-discovery.
"Making Peace With Adversity and Moving On In Life"
Following the author's wildly beloved award-winning Overlay and City of Angeles memoirs, Big as All Hell and Half of Texas continues the author's story. This final volume candidly explores the pertinent societal question: how does an ill-equipped adult child of alcoholics navigate life after a childhood fraught with abuse, scarcity, and neglect?
"A remarkable person"
Join award-winning memoirist Marlayna Glynn Brown on an emotional voyage in Rest In Places to understand the alcoholic father she never knew in life by taking his ashes to sacred places after his death. Joined by her teenage son, the twosome travel to foreign mountains, oceans, volcanoes, rivers, lakes and cloud forests to rejoin John Glynn with the world he found so troubling. A