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The Resource Die young with me : a memoir, Rob Rufus

Die young with me : a memoir, Rob Rufus

Label
Die young with me : a memoir
Title
Die young with me
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Rob Rufus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Part memoir, part love song, and part tale about overcoming the odds, this is not a cancer story but an account of a teenager's life becoming derailed and the one thing that helped him pull it back together: music. Punk's not dead in rural West Virginia. In this blistering literary debut, it screams from the basement of Rob and Nat Rufus--identical twin brothers with spiked hair, black leather jackets, and the most kick-ass record collection in Appalachia. To them, school (and pretty much everything else) sucks. But what can you expect when you're the only punks in town? When the brothers start their own band, their lives begin to change: they meet friends, attract girls, and get invited to join a national tour and escape their rat-box little town. But their plans are cut short when Rob is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that has already progressed to an advanced stage. Not only are his dreams of punk rock stardom completely shredded, but there is a very real threat that this is one battle that can't be won. While Rob suffers through nightmarish treatments and debilitating surgery, Nat continues on their band's road to success alone. But as Rob's life diverges from his brother's, he learns to find strength with himself and through his music. Die Young with Me is an intimate account of teen angst, the unique bond of identical twins, and music's ability to get us through the darkest of days."--Dust jacket
Awards note
ALA/YALSA Alex Award winner, 2017.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rufus, Rob
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rufus, Rob
  • Punk rock musicians
  • Cancer
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Die young with me : a memoir, Rob Rufus
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
Unknown road -- My basement life -- Everyone you'll never know -- Shitsville, USA -- Parked cars -- The outline of a heart -- Kids today -- The days just get away from you -- Dead boys -- Die young with me -- Half in/half out -- Staggered rays of color and light -- A/S/L -- Cheap thrills -- Pity tucks -- A sense of an ending -- Skeleton crew -- This nightmare place -- The summer that was -- Prodigal son/weeping saint -- Skin-deep -- The blackest black -- Symptoms of me -- The imprints of angels -- Out of time -- Miracle child
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781501142611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OAUW)266434
  • 267925
Label
Die young with me : a memoir, Rob Rufus
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
Unknown road -- My basement life -- Everyone you'll never know -- Shitsville, USA -- Parked cars -- The outline of a heart -- Kids today -- The days just get away from you -- Dead boys -- Die young with me -- Half in/half out -- Staggered rays of color and light -- A/S/L -- Cheap thrills -- Pity tucks -- A sense of an ending -- Skeleton crew -- This nightmare place -- The summer that was -- Prodigal son/weeping saint -- Skin-deep -- The blackest black -- Symptoms of me -- The imprints of angels -- Out of time -- Miracle child
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781501142611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OAUW)266434
  • 267925

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