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Author Sullivan, Luke Longstreet

Title Thirty Rooms to Hide In : Insanity, Addiction, and Rock n Roll in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (318 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Funeral; The Millstone; Skeletons in the Closet; Bone Doctors; Grandma Rock Sentences Everyone to Hell; Little Christians, All in a Row; Little Monsters in Every Room; Memory: Throwing Up; A Library of Her Own; Forts, Death, and Bedtime; Cold War; Five O'clock Shadow; Head X-ray: Roger in 1957; Shit Gathers in General Area of Fan; Cyclops and the Fallout Shelter; Memory: Dad Helps with Homework; Hidden Books, Hidden Letters; Eleven Twenty-Two; Fun at the Foot of the Volcano; Rat Helicopters; Cause of Death: Unknown; The Pagans; "Spats with the Wife."
Memory: I Am "Suave Ghost"The Alcoholic's Guide to Ruining Evenings; Snowballs Somehow Made in Hell; Memory: I Am "Little Brother Man"; Leaving the Millstone; "We've Always Lived in This Castle"; Haunted House; Ceiling Tiles over a Psychiatrist's Couch; Memory: I Am "Quiet Man"; Things That Were Scarier Than Dad; Baba Yaga; Memory: I Am the Fifth Beatle; Hiding in the Bathroom from Bullets; Hiding in the Tower Library; Memory: I Am the Incredible Hulk; Memory: I Am "Lonely Guy"; Pagan Rites; Eye of the Hurricane; No Help from God; Case #34233; Daydream: I Am "the Bullshit Police"; Suicide
One Last Good ChristmasTiny Details in Family Pictures; Daydream: I Save Dad; Goodnight, Irene; Whiteout/Blackout; Meltdown in West Palm Beach; "Do I Owe You Any Money?"; The Famous Final Scene; Zee Tortured Arteest; Phone Calls from the Dead; This Mortal Coil; Room 50; The Irish Flu; Sunday, July 3, 1966; Pagans in the Temple; One Last Look; Sunlight Streams through a High Window; I Believe in God Briefly; The Big Bad World; Take a Sad Song and Make It Better; This Very Room; "And Every Winter Change to Spring"; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Author's Note
Summary Author Luke Longstreet Sullivan has a simple way of describing his new memoir: "It's like The Shining ... only funnier." Thirty Rooms to Hide In tells the astonishing story of Sullivan's father and his descent from one of the world's top orthopedic surgeons at the Mayo Clinic to a man who is increasingly abusive, alcoholic, and insane, ultimately dying alone on the floor of a Georgia motel room. For his wife and six sons, the years prior to his death were characterized by turmoil, anger, and family dysfunction; but somehow they were also a time of real happiness for Sullivan and his brothers
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Subject Sullivan, Luke -- Health.
Orthopedists -- United States -- Biography.
Alcoholics -- Family relationships -- United States -- Biography.
Mentally ill -- Family relationships -- United States -- Biography.
Children of the mentally ill -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816682747 (electronic bk)
9780816682744 (electronic bk)