Ingrid Ricks, Hippie Boy

 

IngridRicks

 

Discover the unforgettable New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional Mormon family--and finding escape, adventure, and hard-earned wisdom on the road...
What would you do if your stepfather pinned you down and tried to cast Satan out of you? For thirteen-year-old Ingrid, the answer is simple: RUN.


For years Ingrid Ricks yearned to escape the poverty and the suffocating brand of Mormon religion that oppressed her at home. Her chance came when she was thirteen and took a trip with her divorced dad, traveling throughout the Midwest, selling tools and hanging around with the men on his shady revolving sales crew. It felt like freedom from her controlling mother and cruel, authoritarian stepfather--but it came with its own disappointments and dysfunctions, and she would soon learn a lesson that would change her life: she can't look to others to save her; she has to save herself.

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Event date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
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2214 NW Market St
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Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780425274002
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Published: Berkley Books - January 7th, 2014

Discover the unforgettable New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional Mormon family--and finding escape, adventure, and hard-earned wisdom on the road...
What would you do if your stepfather pinned you down and tried to cast Satan out of you? For thirteen-year-old Ingrid, the answer is simple: RUN.


You've Got It All Wrong Cover Image
By Ingrid Ricks (Editor), Marjie Bowker (Editor)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780989438100
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Published: Scriber Lake High School - June 10th, 2013

From the publishers of We Are Absolutely Not Okay Druggie. Loser. Boozer. Dropout. Runaway. Delinquent. Slut. Labels can hurt and destroy-as the teen authors of this powerful true story collection know all too well. But are they true? Would you still think the same if you knew the challenges and circumstances these "labeled" teens have faced?


Focus Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780985929428
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Published: Rc Strategies Group - December 1st, 2012

From the author of Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story Imagine walking into an eye doctor's office for the first time in your life expecting to walk out with a cute pair of red cat-eye frames--only to learn you suffer from an incurable degenerative eye disease and are already legally blind.


We Are Absolutely Not Okay: Fourteen Stories by Teenagers Who Are Picking Up the Pieces Cover Image
By Marjie Bowker (Editor), Ingrid Ricks (Editor)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780615638607
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Published: Scriber Lake High School - June 6th, 2012

Imagine being asked to pull a gun on a stranger. Or having a gun shoved in your face by the man you call stepdad. Envision feeling so depressed you cut yourself repeatedly or down a bottle of pills to make the pain go away. Consider what it takes to tell your parents that you are transgender, or what it feels like to have the dad you love addicted to meth.