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Don't call me home : a memoir

Don't call me home : a memoir / Alexandra Auder.
[New York, New York] : Viking, [2023]
Physical Description
326 pages ; 24 cm
Place of publication from publisher's website.
"A moving and wickedly funny memoir about one woman's life as the daughter of a Warhol superstar, and the intimate bonds of mother-daughter relationships Alex Auder's life began at the Chelsea Hotel--New York City's infamous bohemian hangout--when her mother, Viva, a longtime resident of the hotel and one of Andy Warhol's superstars, went into labor in the lobby. These first moments of Alex's life, documented by her filmmaker father, Michel Auder, portended the whirlwind childhood and teen years that Alex would go on to have. At the center of it all is Viva: a glamorous, larger-than-life woman with mercurial moods, who brings Alex with her on the road from gig to gig, splitting time between a home in Connecticut and Auder's father's loft in 1980s Tribeca, back again to the Chelsea hotel, and spending summers with Viva's upper-middle-class, conservative, hyperpatriarchal family of origin. In Don't Call Me Home, Auder meditates on the seedy glory of her childhood being raised by two counterculture icons, from walking a pet goat around Chelsea and joining the Squat Theatre company to coparenting her younger sister, Gaby, with her mother in the Chelsea Hotel and partying in East Village nightclubs. Flitting between this world and her present-day life as a yoga instructor, actor, mother, wife, and much-loved Instagram provocateur, Auder weaves a stunning, moving, and hilarious portrait of a family, and what it means to move away from being your mother's daughter into being a person of your own"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Do not call me home
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Online version: Auder, Alexandra. Don't call me home New York : Viking, 2023
Added to Catalog
July 21, 2023
Place to place : 1971-1980: The beginning ; Family diaries ; On the road ; The river ; Argentina ; On the road again ; Tribeca ; Connecticut and Tribeca ; The river
part 2. The Chelsea : 1980-1984: The state of things ; As the world turns ; Birth ; Martyrs ; Press; I spit on your grave ; Stolen time ; G-spot ; The river
part 3. The outer world : 1986-1989: The bump ; The little girl who lives down the lane ; Neptune ; "Run for your life" ; The dent ; The hour of regret and remorse.

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