Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood

Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood

For Maureen Stanton’sproperCatholicmother,the town’s maximum security prison wasa way to keep her seven children in line (“If you don’t behave, I’ll put you in Walpole Prison!").But asthe 1970s brought upheavalto America, and the linesbetween good and bad blurred,Stanton’s once-solid family lost its way. Apromising younggirl with a smart mouth,Stanton turns watchfulas her...

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Title:Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood
Author:Maureen Stanton
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  • Nancy Carty Lepri
    I have reviewed this book for New York Journal of Books where it will be posted on the site the evening before the publication date. Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood by Maureen StantonHoughton Mifflin HarcourtJuly 16, 201910-1328900231MemoirMany young teens turn rebellious as t...
  • Kathy
    Maureen Stanton's memoir Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood is the story of the trials and tribulations of growing up in Walpole, Massachusetts in the 1970s. Overall this is an engaging, well told memoir, with an amazing sense of place (as a person who grew up in Massachusetts, I...
  • Cori
    This book was read by my bookclub and it brought up interesting conversation. All of us learned something about Angel Dust/PCP and how much it influenced the community in Walpole where Maureen grew up. The story of Maureen's childhood brought up fun memories and conversation for us to discuss from p...
  • Kasa Cotugno
    I was reminded of Light Years, Chris Rush's excellent memoir. Both Stanton and Rush came from Catholic backgrounds with many siblings in families that imploded, and both overcame teenage extravagances to realize their potential as first rate artists. Of course the details were different, but I was s...
  • BlackOxford
    Bourgeois Boomer BluesSexual intercourse beganIn nineteen sixty-three(which was rather late for me) -Between the end of the "Chatterley" banAnd the Beatles' first LP.Up to then there'd only beenA sort of bargaining,A wrangle for the ring,A shame that started at sixteenAnd spread to everything.Then a...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    A haunting, often humorous, and though-provoking story of one woman’s journey of delinquency, self-discovery, and healing. I found Stanton’s words captivating, I read her story in a single sitting. Her memoir taught me a lot about a time period in our country that I never really had as muc...
  • Bex
    Body Leaping Backwards is a gritty memoir about a teenager growing up in Walpole with the shadow of the prison looming over her. It is an interesting read for giving some context about what drug culture was like in the 70s and how it permeated normal life. The author drip feeds in cultural informati...
  • kelly
    "Body Leaping Backward" is a memoir of Maureen Stanton's life growing up in the mid-70's in a working class family in Walpole, Massachusetts. Throughout the book, the shadow of the maximum security prison in the area looms large, in both the author's mind and in the warnings her mother gives her to ...

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