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Caroline Kettlewell’s autobiography reveals a girl whose feelings of pain and alienation led her to seek relief in physically hurting herself, from age twelve into her twenties. Skin Game employs clear language and candid reflection to grant general readers as well as students an uncensored profile of a complex and unsettling disorder. "[This] mesmeric memoir examines the obsession with cutting that is believed to afflict somewhere around two million Americans, nearly all of them female," Francine Prose noted in Elle. "[Kettlewell’s] language soars and its intensity deepens whenever she is recalling the lost joys and the thrilling sensation of sharp steel against her tender skin."

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"A surprisingly warm and lyrical evocation of an incredibly complex struggle for survival." San Francisco Chronicle

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"Kettlewell has a well-developed sense of humor and irony... a gifted writer." Richmond Times Dispatch

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"Among the chilling things about her disturbing book is the way its language soars and its intensity deepens whenever she is recalling the lost joys and thrilling sensation of sharp steel against her tender skin." Francine Prose, Elle

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"Told with unflinching honesty.... A sobering, deeply perceptive look at a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly discussed, one all the more troubling for its secret, solitary perpetration." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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"Skillful and engaging.... Like a good novel, leaves the reader wanting to know more." Chicago Tribune

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"Superbly articulated.on a par with Autobiography of a Face or Girl, Interrupted." Washington Post

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Caroline Kettlewell's autobiography reveals a girl whose feelings of pain and alienation led her to seek relief in physically hurting herself, from age twelve into her twenties. Skin Game employs clear language and candid reflection to grant general readers as well as students an uncensored profile of a complex and unsettling disorder. "[This] mesmeric memoir examines the obsession with cutting that is believed to afflict somewhere around two million Americans, nearly all of them female," Francine Prose noted in Elle. "[Kettlewells] language soars and its intensity deepens whenever she is recalling the lost joys and the thrilling sensation of sharp steel against her tender skin."

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Caroline Kettlewell graduated from Williams College and hold a master's degree in writing from George Mason University. She and her husband live with their son in Virginia.

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what wonderful title. that is what it is if you think about it logicly.
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ISBN:
9780312263935
Author:
Kettlewell, Caroline
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Compulsive behavior
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Patients
Subject:
Self-mutilation
Subject:
Kettlewell, Caroline
Subject:
Self-mutilation - Patients
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
106-658
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.3 x 6.3 x 0.49 in

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Product details 192 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312263935 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A surprisingly warm and lyrical evocation of an incredibly complex struggle for survival."
"Review" by , "Kettlewell has a well-developed sense of humor and irony... a gifted writer."
"Review" by , "Among the chilling things about her disturbing book is the way its language soars and its intensity deepens whenever she is recalling the lost joys and thrilling sensation of sharp steel against her tender skin." Francine Prose, Elle
"Review" by , "Told with unflinching honesty.... A sobering, deeply perceptive look at a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly discussed, one all the more troubling for its secret, solitary perpetration."
"Review" by , "Skillful and engaging.... Like a good novel, leaves the reader wanting to know more."
"Review" by , "Superbly articulated.on a par with Autobiography of a Face or Girl, Interrupted."
"Synopsis" by ,
Caroline Kettlewell's autobiography reveals a girl whose feelings of pain and alienation led her to seek relief in physically hurting herself, from age twelve into her twenties. Skin Game employs clear language and candid reflection to grant general readers as well as students an uncensored profile of a complex and unsettling disorder. "[This] mesmeric memoir examines the obsession with cutting that is believed to afflict somewhere around two million Americans, nearly all of them female," Francine Prose noted in Elle. "[Kettlewells] language soars and its intensity deepens whenever she is recalling the lost joys and the thrilling sensation of sharp steel against her tender skin."

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