The Stardust Lounge



Stephen Digges Is The Kind Of Angry Adolescent A Lot Of Parents Would Have Given Up On He Is Out Of Control By The Time He Is 13 Running With Gangs, Stealing Cars, Fooling Around With Drugs And Guns, And In General Making His Family S Life Hell Confronted With His Growing Recklessness And Defiance, His Mother, The Poet Deborah Digges, Decides To Try To Accept Stephen On His Own Terms A Course That Stuns Her Family And Leads To The Breakup Of Her Second Marriage Digges Shadows Him On His Late Night Forays So That She Can Understand His World, Welcomes His Gang Into Their Apartment, And Tries To See Life Through His Eyes When She Discovers That Children Who Are Devoted To Animals Have An Easier Time Forming Attachments To Other People, She Fills Their Home With A Menagerie Of Ailing Or Abandoned Pets She Also Turns To An Unconventional Therapist Who Offers Unusual But Helpful Treatment.The Stardust Lounge Isn T Your Usual Story Of Rebellious Adolescence The Power Of Digges S Memoir Comes From Her Stubborn Unwillingness To Give Up On Stephen Even When Things Are Roughest, Digges Manages To See The Intelligent, Sensitive Child Behind The Hostile Behavior However Difficult The Path She Chooses, Her Story Is Ultimately A Heartening One, And It S Impossible Not To Root For This Family As It Rebuilds Itself.The Stardust Lounge

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • The Stardust Lounge
  • Deborah Digges
  • English
  • 22 October 2017
  • 0385720939

10 thoughts on “The Stardust Lounge

  1. says:

    A mother s story of life with a troubled teen age son I had a hard time with the first half of the book and considered abandoning it Saw no hope and thus no reason to continue hearing of their grim tale I am so glad that I did not follow this impulse Though many may not agree with some of the ways Digges and their therapist handled certain situations, one can t help but be moved by the ins and outs of their predicaments and how they maneuvered through them Digges also included, along with h A mother s story of life with a troubled teen age son I had a hard time with the first half of the book and considered abandoning it Saw no hope and thus no reason to continue hearing of their grim tale I am so glad that I did not follow this impulse Though many may not agree with some of the ways Digges and their therapist handled certain situations, one can t help but be moved by the ins and outs of their predicaments and how they maneuvered th...

  2. says:

    Mother s story of raising a wayward teenager and how they worked together to get him successfully through it Uplifting, but probably not a cure all for all parents teens Interesting how they were able to use their pets as part of th...

  3. says:

    This is a great book You should read it Seriously.Deborah Digges is a single mother of two boys This story is about her youngest son, Stephen When the book starts, Stephen is 13 and he s in a lot of trouble He s associated with gangs, doing drugs, carrying weapons, skipping school, in trouble with the police, the whole nine yards Digges is desperate not only to turn her son around, but to regain her close relationship with him In her desperation, she turns to whatever ideas she can grasp This is a great book You should read it Seriously.Deborah Digges is a single mother of two boys This story is about her youngest son, Stephen When the book starts, Stephen is 13 and he s in a lot of trouble He s associated with gangs, doing drugs, carrying weapons, skipping school, in trouble with the police, the whole nine yards Digges is desperate not only to turn her son around, but to regain her close relationship with him In her desperation, she turns to whatever ideas she can grasp Stephen is sent to live with his father, Digges tries to bestern, military school is even considered There are serious repercussions to Stephen s behavior and to Digges responses to it, including the ultimate brea...

  4. says:

    .com ReviewThanks for a wonderful childhood Stephen Digges tells his mother as he hugs her goodbye in front of his New York City college dorm, and it s a measure of just how persuasive and potent her account of his difficult adolescence is that we know exactly what he means At 13, Stephen was running away, stealing his mother s car, carrying guns, doing drugs, and getting into trouble with the law and in school Already divorced from Stephen s father, Digges saw her son s problems br .com ReviewThanks for a wonderful childhood Stephen Digges t...

  5. says:

    Fragmented, lyrical account of Digges son troubled adolescence and her efforts to hold on to their relationship Dogs and cats play a big role in this, and I am particularly fond of Buster, the epileptic dog that Digges rescues and ultimately provides the structure her son needs.

  6. says:

    I loved this memoir by the late, great poet Deborah Digges So glad I discovered it here on Goodreads.

  7. says:

    Ready to readfrom the author Wonder how she went from making the best of this crazy time in her family s lives to later ending her life RIP.

  8. says:

    for some children, indeed for Stephen, adolescence is simply a nightmare, a terrible, seemingly unending nightmare in which he is at risk, at one moment being chased down, in the next doing the chasing Digges s memoir focuses on how she handled the out of control adolescence of her youngest son, Stephen, in the early 90s I was drawn to this book because it said that, after trying many tactics which failed, she decided to observe her son she was inspired by Jane Goodall s book on chimps for some children, indeed for Stephen, adolescence is simply a nightmare, a terrible, seemingly unending nightmare in which he is at risk, at one moment being chased down, in the next doing the chasing Digges s memoir focuses on how she handled the out of control ado...

  9. says:

    I don t know what it is, but lately I seem to be in a phase of reading all about extremely disturbed anorexic and or drug addled youth Getting a leg up on parenting teen agers, I guess Anyway, this book is beautifully written the author is a poet and her approach to deali...

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this personal account of fear, frustration, and bewilderment as her 13 year old son spirals into a life of violence and crime and the unorthodox changes she makes in their lives to save him As the mother of a 13 year...

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