Trying to Float

Written By Nicolaia Rips
Trying to Float
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 13 June 2017
  • ISBN : 1501132997
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • Rating : 2.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Trying to Float written by Nicolaia Rips which was release on 13 June 2017, this book published by Simon and Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: “Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, warmhearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and renowned sculptor who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious and wry high school student at work on a highly unusual extracurricular activity, an official record of her peculiar childhood. Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her place in schools populated by cliquish girls and loudmouthed boys. But at the Chelsea, Nicolaia she has found her tribe. There’s her neighbor Stormé, a tall albino woman who keeps a pink handgun strapped to her ankle; her babysitter, Jade, who may or may not have a second career as an escort; her friend Artie, former proprietor of New York’s most famous nightclubs. The kids at school might never understand her, but as Nicolaia endeavors to fit in, she realizes that the Chelsea’s motley crew could hold the key to surviving the perils of her adolescence. “Nicolaia Rips is an old-soul sophisticate. Trying to Float is like Eloise meets Wes Anderson” (Elle), and not since Holden Caulfield has there been such a fabulously compelling teen guide to New York City. Rips’s debut is “charmingly self-deprecating and very funny…at once highly insightful and deeply familiar” (W Magazine), a triumphant parable for the power of embracing difference in all its forms. Her “engaging story with a big heart…will appeal to adults and teens alike” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Trying to Float

Trying to Float
  • Author : Nicolaia Rips
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1501132997
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Summary : “Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, warmhearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. Meet ...

Trying to Float

Trying to Float
  • Author : Nicolaia Rips
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-07-14
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1501132997
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Summary : 'They were like balloons that had escaped a child's grasp - pointlessly floating. "Focus!" I would plead with my mother. And my father was forever being diverted.' Allow us to introduce you to the Rips family: Michael, Sheila and daughter Nicolaia, the last denizens of New York's famous Chelsea ...

Trying to Float

Trying to Float
  • Author : Nicolaia Rips
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1501132997
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Summary : "New York's Chelsea Hotel may no longer be home to its most famous denizens--Andy Warhol, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, to name a few--but the eccentric spirit of the Chelsea is alive and well. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Total pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1501132997
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  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Release Date : 2010-02-15
  • Total pages : 170
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  • Author : Charles Lanman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1856
  • Total pages : 614
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  • Publisher : Wordclay
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Total pages : 116
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  • Author : International Cable Directory Company
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1901
  • Total pages : 804
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  • Author : Helena Fox
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Total pages : 384
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Summary : A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of the Year "Profoundly moving . . . Will take your breath away." --Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces A stunningly gorgeous and deeply hopeful portrayal of living with mental illness and grief, from an exceptional ...

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  • Author : Kent Crockett
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • Total pages : 240
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Summary : What Is the Key to Living without Fear? As you look ahead to tomorrow, it is hard not to worry--about financial pressures, family issues, problems at work and so much more. You may even feel helpless as worry threatens to drain your life of joy. But there is good news. "...

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  • Author : Mark Young
  • Publisher : Educate and Learn Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1501132997
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  • Author : Morton Gurewitch
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 249
  • ISBN : 1501132997
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Summary : The Ironic Temper and the Comic Imagination examines and illuminates the role which the ironic temper plays in the creation of complex literary comedy. The book focuses on ironic comedy, though not of the kind that is characterized by the surprises and shocks, the incongruities and reversals, of circumstantial irony. ...

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  • Author : John Keegan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Total pages : 192
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Summary : First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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  • Author : Emily Ivanoff Brown,Ticasuk
  • Publisher : Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Total pages : 134
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  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2006-03
  • Total pages : 265
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Summary : Stacey Moran is a distressed veteran with a deeply-hidden secret. In his new job as detective, Moran comes face to face with something evil that he thought had been conquered after the war. He follows the trail, confronting worlds that he has never experienced before. Among them are the Travelers, ...