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I Wore the Ocean as A Girl Front Cover

I Wore the Ocean as A Girl Front Cover

Simon & Schuster, 2011


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Directed by Alicia Conway
Featuring Andrea Wright and Nora Lee Young
Editing by Ben Rock
Produced by Visible Man Productions
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I Wore the Ocean as A Girl Front Cover

I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl 
available in paperback April 3, 2012.

I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of A Girl: A Memoir

"If any memoir has a pulse running through it, if any work of art contains within it the potential of transcendence, it is in your hands. I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl begins in a kind of glorious, terrible, ridiculous chaos, but then as we get closer and closer to its heartbreaking center and to the narrator herself, the "heavy things" start falling off - of her, of us - a heaviness we didn't know we'd even been carrying. Kelle Groom has somehow found a container for each bright, hard spark of this life."

Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City and The Ticking is the Bomb

"In language as precise and sparkling as the tip of a razor against your skin..."

Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home

"Groom’s stunning memoir reads more like poetry than prose and leaves the ‘brain singing with neurons like a city at night.’ . . . . Her astonishing struggle and unique resurrection illuminate the universal human effort to embrace one’s self, accepting personal flaws, demons, and methods of survival.”

Booklist

"In a series of beautifully compressed narratives, Groom, who grapples here with the very meaning of motherhood, describes devastating binges... As heartbreaking as this book is, Groom writes with a captivating urgency. Her salvation, a result of her tireless quest for clarity, will leave you cheering."

 Susanna Sonnenberg, More