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PDF Æ North of Normal ½ Cea Sunrise Person Thout running water electricity or heat for the bitter wintersLiving out her grandparents’ dream with her teenage mother Michelle young Cea knew little of the world beyond her forest She spent her summers playing nude in the meadow and her winters snowshoeing behind the grandfather she idolized Despite fierce storms food shortages and the occasional drug and sex infused party for visitors it seemed to be a mostly happy existence For Michelle however now long separated from Cea’s father there was one crucial element missing a man When Cea was five Michelle took her on the road with a new boyfriend As the trio set upon a series of ill fated adventures Cea began to uestion both her I found this memoir well worth reading on several levels It was well written yes But the emotional tone and the characters were novel like than memoirs usually are and the story engaged me right at the beginning I found it hard to put down It was evocative of the age it described authentic and forced mental comparisons to lives I've known others to have led in those years bringing uestions and polemics to the surface to be examined that had long been silent or absent especially about child rearing in an age of permissiveness and the role of parents Touching on themes of reconciling benefitsdetractions of a wilderness with a city lifestyle the egotism of self appointed prophets disaffected with society a child's point of view of an adult world way out of kilter with 'normal' and the longing to discover what 'normal' means this book captures our sympathy for the young Cea Person and what she lived through and became as a result

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EBOOK ↠ EPUB North of Normal ä 9780062289865 FREE Æ Sex drugs and bug stew In the vein of The Glass Castle and Wild Cea Sunrise Person’s compelling memoir of a childhood spent with her dysfunctional counter culture family in the Canadian wilderness—a searing story of physical emotional and psychological survivalIn Highly unusual world and the hedonistic woman at the centre of it uestions that eventually evolved into an all consuming search for a normal life Finally in her early teens Cea realized she would have to make a choice as drastic as the one her grandparents once had in order to save herselfWhile a successful international modeling career offered her a way out of the wilderness Cea discovered that this new world was in its own way daunting and full of challenges Containing twenty four intimate black and white family photos North of Normal is Cea’s funny shocking heartbreaking and triumphant tale of self discovery and acceptance adversity and strength that will leave no reader unmoved This is a book that deserves a LOT attentionWhat a memoir I was completely immersed in her weird hippy upbringing and at times I could even see the benefit of a childhood spent off the gridI agree with other reviewers comparing this to The Glass Castle It’s an unsentimental laugh out loud and shocking account of a completely unconventional childhoodIts not only that her grandparents insisted in living in tipi huts in the wild nor their demand for everyone to do yoga naked or Cea’s grandfather’s obsession with poop it’s a combination of that and so much I found the beginning of the book almost idyllic and its only when Cea and her mother moved away from her grandparents that the book took a serious turn Cea had to endure her mother’s endless cycle of bad choices moving in with one marijuana growing thieving boyfriend after another This is a story of survival in its many forms its surprisingly well written and most definitely worth the read

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North of NormalSex drugs and bug stew In the vein of The Glass Castle and Wild Cea Sunrise Person’s compelling memoir of a childhood spent with her dysfunctional counter culture family in the Canadian wilderness a searing story of physical emotional and psychological survivalIn the late 1960s riding the crest of the counterculture movement Cea’s family left a comfortable existence in California to live off the land in the Canadian wilderness But unlike most commune dwellers of the time the Persons weren’t trying to build a new society they wanted to escape civilization altogether Led by Cea’s grandfather Dick they lived a pot smoking free loving clothing optional life under a canvas tipi wi Full disclosure I knew Cea during her time in the Yukon I have my own childhood memories of her mother her grandparents their bush camp and of course Cea herself THIS BOOK NAILS IT There was a lot that I did not know about her story and learned only from reading the book; there was also a lot that resonated deeply with my own understanding and experience of childhood in and around the counterculture As moving as this story was on a personal level it is also an important story that needs to be told about that time and place