The Resource The memoirs of a beautiful boy, Robert Leleux

The memoirs of a beautiful boy, Robert Leleux

Label
The memoirs of a beautiful boy
Title
The memoirs of a beautiful boy
Statement of responsibility
Robert Leleux
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a memoir studded with delicious lines and unforgettable set pieces, Robert Leleux describes his East Texas boyhood and coming of age under the tutelage of his eccentric, bewigged, flamboyant, and knowing mother. Left high and dry by Daddy and living on their in-laws' horse ranch in a white-pillared house they can't afford, Robert and Mother find themselves chronically low on cash. Soon they are forced into more modest quarters, and as a teenaged Robert watches with hilarity and horror, Mother begins a desperate regimen of makeovers, extreme plastic surgeries, and finally hairpiece epoxies - all calculated to secure a new, wealthy husband. Mother's strategy takes her, with Robert in tow, from the glamorous environs of the Neiman Marcus beauty salon to questionable surgery offices and finally to a storefront clinic on the wrong side of Houston. Meanwhile, Robert begins his own journey away from Mother and through the local theater's world of miscast hopefuls and thwarted ambitions and into a romance that surprises absolutely no one but himself."--Book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.E44
LC item number
Z46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The memoirs of a beautiful boy, Robert Leleux
Publication
Contents
Something new -- Texas blonde -- All or nothing -- French leave -- The lady vanishes -- Pig fuck -- Crazy glue -- A fool's paradise -- A woman who arranges things -- Jesus hates a vacuum -- The miracle worker -- A mother knows -- The Russians are coming -- A bolt from the blue -- Safe as houses -- The fire next time -- Half a loaf -- Loose lips sink ships -- Do I hear a waltz? -- Sons & lovers -- Next year in Jerusalem -- Encore! Encore!
Control code
156832363
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780312361686
Lccn
2007039257
System control number
(OCoLC)156832363

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      366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824, US

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