Trailer Trash, with a Girl's Name

Trailer Trash with a Girl s Name When the author was born his mother did the unthinkable She gave him a girl s name Stacey But Stacey s name was just the first hurdle he d face in his uphill climb from birth to manhood He also had t

  • Title: Trailer Trash, with a Girl's Name
  • Author: StaceyRoberts
  • ISBN: 9780615933887
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the author was born, his mother did the unthinkable She gave him a girl s name Stacey.But Stacey s name was just the first hurdle he d face in his uphill climb from birth to manhood He also had to deal with an entitled older brother, the hodgepodge of different men his mother was involved with, and the nomadic lifestyle he was forced to endure for five years And toWhen the author was born, his mother did the unthinkable She gave him a girl s name Stacey.But Stacey s name was just the first hurdle he d face in his uphill climb from birth to manhood He also had to deal with an entitled older brother, the hodgepodge of different men his mother was involved with, and the nomadic lifestyle he was forced to endure for five years And to top it all off, his mother couldn t cook a decent meal to save her life Trailer Trash, With a Girl s Name is Stacey Roberts lighthearted, often hilarious account of growing up in an unstable household during the 1980s Full of humor, history, and hope, it follows Stacey from the hospital room where he was born to the Winnebago that carried him across the country, filling in the gaps with a wit and humor that anyone with a dysfunctional family can appreciate.So go ahead and start reading Once you hop aboard the Winnebago with Stacey and his quirky family, you ll find that you re in for the ride or your life, where what you learn along the way is not only entertaining, but also enormously enriching.

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    1. I cannot say enough how much I loved this book. It is so funny and so warm and so filled with real life moments that I truly felt I was going through life with Stacey. This is a must read in my view. After you put this book down, you will appreciate your family and all their foibles and missteps. This is one of those books that readers will just keep passing around and around.

    2. Bravo to Stacey Roberts, creator of the funniest book I ever read! Trailer Trash is one of those rare books that you can read repeatedly and still find new sections to chuckle over. I made the mistake of reading my copy during a two-hour bus journey to Manhattan, something I don’t recommend to anyone who enjoys laugh out loud novels. At the end of the first half hour of this trip, the bus driver made an announcement: “To the woman shrieking in laughter at the back of the bus, if you want to [...]

    3. Trailer Trash, With a Girl's Name is the debut book of author Stacey Roberts. But it sure doesn't feel like a debut! Filled with delightfully hilarious prose and observations on what it's like to grow up as trailer trash with a girl's name, Roberts both pokes fun at his own situation and shows the strength to get through it. There are dozens of hilarious and offbeat and tragic anecdotes in this book about the topics of life, love, failure, not being the favorite child, bad luck, and the desire f [...]

    4. I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.Since the beginning of the story, which is based on true facts, I knew that I was going to like this book. The style is fresh, the telling is entertaining, the situations are humorous and at the same time dramatic, and the characters are amazing. If I have to find something bad about this book, it would be that it is too short and I would have loved to go on reading about the different characters that appear in this bittersw [...]

    5. It's hard to grow up as the kid who isn't the favorite. But in the tradition of many comedy writers, Stacey Roberts has turned his painful non-favorite status into a fall-down funny chronicle of working out how to be okay anyway. As we laugh, we are wincing, half-hoping the story he's telling us is not all true for his sake, and half-hoping it is because something that funny should be.If someone put a gun to my head and demanded that I pick a favorite story from this book, I would be hard-presse [...]

    6. The thing I loved most about this book is how Mr. Robert made me laugh and cringe at the same time.In one scene an old lady hits Stacey with her car. After a patrolman arrives, Stacey has to translate what the old lady is saying because the officer can't understand her. I thought I was going to pee my pants, because I was laughing so hard. I would try to stop laughing but the next sentence would be even funnier than the one before it.This has to be the funniest book I have ever read. I really ha [...]

    7. Some time back, I met the author of Trailer Trash online through the great, mysterious reaches of Twitterverse. I stumbled upon Stacey Roberts’ blog one day and started reading. I was supposed to be leaving the house for some reason or other, but instead I sat glued to the screen, tears running down my face, practically choking to death from laughter. My husband was watching television in the next room and I kept yelling out, trying to share my mirth in a garbled, hysterical way that I’m pre [...]

    8. Trailer Trash With. Girls Name by Stacy RobertsI normally don't read this kind of genre, he said she said, play like writing. I am so happy I did, this was one hilarious book. This author tells us all about his up bringing as a Jewish boy with a mom who basically didn't care as much for him as she did for his brother. The author made it out to be funny instead of depressing. He lived in his bothers shadow, hand me downs and all. I have much respect for the way "he" lived his life. In those days [...]

    9. There's something distinctly American about Stacey Robert's story; the open road and self-discovery along the way; a single mother with two kids, and several husbands, all unique in their ability to bring laughter at the expense of the author. I laughed out loud and cringed at moments. It could have been his mother's cooking (flush with red onions); or even an electrified trailer (how is it possible?); but I connected strongly with the themes from this book as a middle-child who struggled findin [...]

    10. Stacey Roberts is an amazing writer. He has taken a horrifying childhood and made it a funny adventure. Stacey has transformed a dysfunctional family into one we love to follow. Indeed, he has performed an immense public service. Stacey’s hilarious descriptions of his mother’s red-onion-and-ginger meals pushed the memory of eating lutefisk out of my mind. Well, almost. This book was so good it got the coveted “I’m reading it while in the bathtub” status.

    11. Awesome and laugh out-loud funny. Great dialogue, great pacing, and I love the way the stories are broken up and skip around, time-wise. Never a dull moment with this book. Lots of things with which to identify, but enough surprising/shocking things to catch you off guard and make you laugh like crazy!

    12. There are few books I would describe as hilarious to read. In fact there are none. Except one. This one. Trailer Trash is so damn funny you'll bust a gut, maybe three. After reading it, I have but a single question. What the hell, Stacey's mom?

    13. I know the author is trying to be funny but his childhood sounds unnaturally harsh. It makes you want to go back in time, give him a hug, and take him to the doctor's.

    14. It had its momentsBut they were few and between. It's about a boy who had kind of a Jewish Joe Dirt upbringing, except less interesting. He repeats much of the same stuff over and overke his moms terrible cooking and how his brother was favorite for example. For 5 years they lived and traveled in an RV. It was never really clear how they had money to live on but as I said, it did have the occasional funny paragraph or two.

    15. Stacey Roberts’ 'Trailer Trash, With a Girl’s Name' did something most books do not. It made me laugh out loud. Not ‘LOL’, as the kids say these days, on the screens and the keypads of their new-fangled technology. If anything, what I did while reading Roberts’ humour bio was ‘LLOL’. I *literally* laughed out loud. And, if you know me, you know that this is not something I do. (I try not to kvetch much, either, but that is another story.) No, what I don’t often do is wail with la [...]

    16. Who can forget Johnny Cash's world-weary ode to poor name choices by parents? I remember singing it to a former colleague who hailed from Bulgaria. She listened politely and then asked, "But where is the melody?" In a similar way, Stacey Roberts' memoir is a discordant collection of memories that are recounted in disorder but both Mr Cash and Mr Roberts bring things together in a kind of joyful cacophony. I read this over a weekend, giggling away on my friend's sofa. It really reminded me of Let [...]

    17. I take these humourous memoirs with a pinch of salt. Even David Sedaris, king of the funny autobiographical epistles, I don't believe has memorised every little line of dialogue he has ever spouted. And the same is probably true here. The situation in each chapter is relayed and embellished. I think it's quite interesting too that the author calls this is first novel, where I was always under the impression that a novel was a work of fiction.In saying that, these vignettes are too commonplace to [...]

    18. I was given this book in a giveaway and what a great find it is! Stacey Roberts has an easy-to-read writing style and a wicked sense of humour that really appeals to me. I found that once I had started this biographical account of Stacey’s early life I couldn’t put it down, it’s a one sitting read. The characterization of Stacey’s mother as slightly odd single mother whose failed relationships with some really strange men had me in stitches and Stacey’s rather strained relationship wi [...]

    19. Once I got into this book a little bit, it was actually a pretty funny book. The mother was crazy and no one I would want to mess with. The older (favorite) brother seemed lazy and would probably live with the mother for the rest of his life. It seemed the writer of the book and youngest brother was the only one with any sense. The poor kid, it's a wonder he grew up with any sense. Ha!This book was definitely classic and full of laughs. I actually think the mother knew what she was doing. Especi [...]

    20. This book is so funny it will make your stomach hurt when it's all said and done. It's hysterical and I found it impossible to be offended by anything within it's pages. Even as a former law enforcement officer, one event he described (that was less than legal) had me in stitches. I thoroughly enjoyed this debut book that read like a seasoned author wrote it as it took me on a journey from childhood into young adulthood. I loved the descriptive names used throughout and had a hard time putting i [...]

    21. went to high school with Stacey Roberts, but I never really knew him. I wish I could go back in time and hang out at his house for a bit, but I would not stay for dinner. I hate onions, Carol. Are you reading this? :) Seriously, what a page turner. I was wishing I was unemployed so I could keep reading this book. When I finished it, I was so grateful that Stacey thought to include the first chapter of the next book. I wanted to know MORE. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a slice of real [...]

    22. The way this author has turned his life into a parody in order to elicit laughs from readers, and probably in order to just be able to deal with it himself, is simply wonderful. From a mother whose cooking is atrocious most of the time, to a brother who is seemingly useless even though he's mom's favorite, to a series of loser men his mother lives with, the author can turn any situation into a laughable one. The only problem I had with this book is the redundancy of the details that frustrate th [...]

    23. While I am remiss in writing reviews of books I've read completely (blame the slow reader/writer genes), I love pointing out books to be cherished. The writing in Trailer Trash, with a Girl's Name is catchy and enhances the poignantly comical real-life situations. Humor is often difficult to convey. Trailer Trash gets to the heart of a childhood filled with bumps as years pass to adulthood. What may be funny to one reader may not resonate with the next. Comic timing is key, and the author uses t [...]

    24. Trailer Trash, onionsAmerican Pie? This book is not about the American Dream. It is more like survival of the least favorite child. Stacey Roberts has taken childhood pain and spun it into comedy. I must admit there were times I felt guilty about laughing about what must have been an unbearable situation, but I couldn't help it. In his family's alphabet soup, Stacey was the one who came closest to spelling normal. His mother's constant, "SSSSSSStaceWhat's wrong with you?" cracked me up. It was m [...]

    25. I won a copy of Trailer Trash, with a Girl's Name from . The title alone had me wondering what the heck this book would be about. As soon as I started reading the book I was drawn in to the story of Stacey, the boy with a girl's name. The family and friends described in the book, and his interactions with them were at times funny, and at other times sad. Some of the stories made me want to run to his defense or just hug the kid who was treated like leftovers no one really wanted to be bothered w [...]

    26. This book was a really fun read, but I did not like how it just seemed to stop. I might have to look into any other books from this author.

    27. I love books that make me laugh out loud. If for some odd reason you decide to read this one and don't laugh, i have just one question for you.what is WRONG with you?! Let's face it, every family has the favorited the not so favored kid in the bunch. Stacey Roberts knew his place , and dealt with it with THE most incredible sense of humor put on paper.It's well-written, fast paced and you're done before you know it. His mother, his brotheroh good gawd save us, Roberts is a genius with his descri [...]

    28. QUIRKY, QUIRKY! THIS BOOK WAS A QUIRKY "WONDER YEARS", FUNNY AND KINDA SAD AT TIMES. IT AMAZES ME HOW SO MANY PEOPLE SURVIVE CHILDHOOD, CONSIDERING THE PARENTS THAT RAISE THEM. THANK GOODNESS FOR THE ENCOUNTERS OF THE JIMMIES IN THEIR WORLD. BEING A PARENT AND A MOTHER MYSELF, THE MOTHER IN THIS BOOK LET ME KNOW THAT SOME OF US SHOULD NEVER REPRODUCE. I FELT SO SORRY FOR SSSSSSTACE BUT AT THE SAME TIME I WAS SO TICKLED I COULDN'T STOP LAUGHING. HISSSS ENTIRE LIFE WAS FILLED WITH MISFORTUNE, ONE [...]

    29. Trailer Trash, with A Girl’s Name is an original memoir that makes you laugh out loud, and at the same time feel for this smart boy who endures a difficult life without losing his sense of humor. Mr. Roberts’s witty comicalness and neat prose make this book impossible to put down. I read it in one session and went back and forth between chapters to highlight some of the most hilarious sentences I’ve read in quite some time. Looking forward to the second installation in this series.

    30. **I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**I'm still trying to figure out how a book can be so hilarious and so sad all at the same time. A lot of the stories included are heartbreaking, but thanks to the author's style and take on them, you can't help but laugh. I know for sure I'll never look at red onions the same ever again! A great story of overcoming your childhood, not dwelling on the bad things, and turning it into something positive.

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