The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

ഏ Read Hardcover @The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts ඒ Book Author Tessa Fontaine ක ഏ Read Hardcover @The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts ඒ Book Author Tessa Fontaine ක An Best Book of May 2018 We all have things that were afraid of, from the mundane spiders , to the profound boasts about the size of ones nuclear buttons For Tessa Fontaine, her greatest fear was losing her mother, and after she suffered a series of debilitating strokes, this would imminently become a reality Despite her precarious health, Fontaines mom decided to defer a dream no and tour Italy with her husbanda courageous, if not medically ill advised, adventure It was also just the cue her daughter needed to cross off a bucket list item of her own join the circus Like any other job, a certain skill set is required, one that Fontaine not so convincingly espoused But she was a quick study, and over the course of a season with the World of Wonders, the last touring sideshow in America, she learned to eat fire, charm snakes, become a human flashlight, and fit in with her sideshow family perhaps the biggest feat of all Turns out, there isn t much smoke and mirrors involved to perform these death defying acts, you must un train your instincts, unlearn self preservationyou have to, essentially, make peace with pain That also happens to be one of the keys to living a full life, and the overarching message of this unique, and moving memoir if you dont face your fears and open yourself up to heartache, youre closing yourself off from the best life has on offer The Electric Woman is a fascinating behind the scenes peek at carnival life, and an ode to unconditional love Erin Kodicek, Book ReviewThis remarkable, beautifully written memoir explores the depth of mother daughter love and the courageous acts of overcoming fear and accepting change Publishers Weekly Fascinating and heartfelt, Fontaine s memoir brushes with death but, important, finds life and light in unexpected places, giving value to otherness in an unpredictable world Booklist Come for the carnie life, stay for the courageous account of facing fear BookPage Fontaine smashes together two distinct memoirs, one focused on grieving her mother s prolonged illness and death, the other her unlikely, brave n crazy season as a small time carnival performer As exciting as the snake handling, card tricks, and secret rituals of the carnival s insides are, it is the grinding journey of mom grief that will resonate with readers Take a walk on the wild side, why dontcha Library Journal In a word wow I read The Electric Woman in a hallucinatory fever filled with hospital beds and carnival rides, gray eyes and biting boa constrictors, brain bleeds and headless bodies, fire eaters and electrified women Tessa Fontaine is a real life snake charmer her writing hooked and hypnotized me from page one I had to read just one chapter, just one until I reached the end of her extraordinary memoir, dismayed that it was over but so grateful for the unforgettable ride Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire Somewhere between knives and fire beats the heart of a young woman daring herself to live In her memoir, The Electric Woman, Tessa Fontaine weaves her way through a mother death story and a daughter coming alive story against the backdrop of America s last traveling sideshow There are so many ways to bring ourselves back to life So many people along the way who become our secular guardian angels This story is a breathtaking, fire eating, heart stopping, death defying thrill Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan This is a memoir like no other One in which reinvention means starting out as a heartbroken girl and becoming a fire eater, a snake charmer, an escape artist, an electric woman These are not metaphors, and yet again they are expertly developed, sustained, and revealed in intensifying and sometimes terrifying complexity, as Tessa Fontaine enters, embraces, and finally allows herself to be transformed by the carnival s World of Wonders and the unforgettable cast of characters who calls the sideshow home Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted Yes, I have done it I have run away to the circus, a realm of wonder, harsh reality, and colorful characters, vividly described by a remarkable writer who pulls off her own high wire act with honesty and abandon, moving from loss to delight In The Electric Woman, Tessa Fontaine is an escape artist determined to detonate the grim reality of mere existence, taking us on the most original journey I can remember in a recent memoir As she moves through guises and adventures, she learns how to become the woman her mother loves and the person she didn t think she could be her own marvelous self George Hodgman, author of Bettyville The Electric Woman is a fascinating behind the scenes peek at carnival life, and an ode to unconditional love Erin Kodicek, Book Review The Electric Woman is a love story, a coming of age, a brilliant exploration of discovery by a young woman ultimately set free by the flames of fire Leslie Zemeckis, author of Goddess of Love Incarnate With fearless grace and piercing intensity, The Electric Woman delivers us to the potent mercy of unmitigated love, the passion of shared suffering, the resilience of the spirit, and the ecstasies of our transfigurations Melanie Rae Thon, author of Voice of the River, Silence A beautiful and ferocious book I loved every page Annie Hartnett, author of Rabbit Cake The Electric Woman A Memoir in Death Defying The Defying Acts Tessa Fontaine on FREE shipping qualifying offers s astonishing memoir of VEC, VT Coop, Smart Grid, Meter Member owned Vermont Cooperative is a smart energy electric utility the cutting edge grid technology, efficiency and renewable generation pushing past fear, Woman, follows author life affirming journey loss self discovery Buy Read Books Reviews Electric Light Orchestra Sweet Talkin Woman Lyrics to by I was searching 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    • Hardcover
    • The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
    • Tessa Fontaine
    • English
    • 14 April 2017
    • 364 pages

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