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The Resource Trying to float : coming of age in the Chelsea Hotel, Nicolaia Rips

Trying to float : coming of age in the Chelsea Hotel, Nicolaia Rips

Label
Trying to float : coming of age in the Chelsea Hotel
Title
Trying to float
Title remainder
coming of age in the Chelsea Hotel
Statement of responsibility
Nicolaia Rips
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise--a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents' (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old's darkly funny, big-hearted memoir about growing up in New York City's legendary Chelsea Hotel. New York's Chelsea Hotel may no longer be home to its most famous denizens--Andy Warhol, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, to name a few--but the eccentric spirit of the Chelsea is alive and well. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and renowned artist who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious high school junior at work on a record of her peculiar seventeen years. Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her place in public schools populated by cliquish girls and loudmouthed boys. But at the Chelsea, Nicolaia need not look far to find her tribe. There's her neighbor Storme, a tall woman who keeps a pink handgun strapped to her ankle; her babysitter, Paris, who may or may not have a second career as an escort; her friend Artie, former proprietor of New York's most famous nightclubs. The kids at school might never understand her, but as Nicolaia endeavors to fit in she begins to understand that the Chelsea's motley crew could hold the key to surviving the perils of a Manhattan childhood. Not since Holden Caulfield has there been such a fabulously compelling teen guide to New York City: Nicolaia Rips's debut is a disarming, humble, heartfelt, and wise tale of coming-of-age amid the contradictions, complexities, and shifting identities of life in New York City. A bohemian Eloise for our times, Trying to Float is a triumphant parable for the power of embracing difference in all its forms"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rips, Nicolaia
Dewey number
974.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.57.R57
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rips, Nicolaia
  • Coming of age
  • Girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Chelsea Hotel
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Bohemianism
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Trying to float : coming of age in the Chelsea Hotel, Nicolaia Rips
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part One: THE FLEDGLING YEARS -- My First Trip -- Italy -- Preschool -- The Pool Party -- The Craftys -- Halloween -- My Steed -- Pippi -- Eyes -- Stormé -- But Not the Fish -- A Leg Up -- A Crush -- Artie -- My Babysitters -- The Theater -- Rebecca -- Winter Valley -- The Traitor -- My Friend Fan -- The Traitor Revealed -- Part Two: MIDDLE SCHOOL -- Friendship -- The Delicacy of Love -- Friendship and Chocolate -- Greta Returns -- Moving On -- King of the Night -- The Studio -- My Crowd -- The Schnoz -- Mom vs. Mama -- The Dance -- The Shaman -- Tic-Tac-Toke -- Summer Camp -- An Unexpected Journey -- My Interested Look -- Cinderella -- The Banana Peels of Optimism -- The Playing Fields of West Chelsea -- Mr. Crafty Moves Out -- At Last -- Author's Note
Control code
ocn946254974
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9781501132988
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016014365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946254974
Label
Trying to float : coming of age in the Chelsea Hotel, Nicolaia Rips
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part One: THE FLEDGLING YEARS -- My First Trip -- Italy -- Preschool -- The Pool Party -- The Craftys -- Halloween -- My Steed -- Pippi -- Eyes -- Stormé -- But Not the Fish -- A Leg Up -- A Crush -- Artie -- My Babysitters -- The Theater -- Rebecca -- Winter Valley -- The Traitor -- My Friend Fan -- The Traitor Revealed -- Part Two: MIDDLE SCHOOL -- Friendship -- The Delicacy of Love -- Friendship and Chocolate -- Greta Returns -- Moving On -- King of the Night -- The Studio -- My Crowd -- The Schnoz -- Mom vs. Mama -- The Dance -- The Shaman -- Tic-Tac-Toke -- Summer Camp -- An Unexpected Journey -- My Interested Look -- Cinderella -- The Banana Peels of Optimism -- The Playing Fields of West Chelsea -- Mr. Crafty Moves Out -- At Last -- Author's Note
Control code
ocn946254974
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9781501132988
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016014365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946254974

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