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A little closer to home : how I found the calm after the storm / Ginger Zee.

Zee, Ginger, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 ZEE (Text) 33500013637111 New Checked out 08/24/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368042000
  • ISBN: 1368042007
  • Physical Description: 282 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Hyperion Avenue, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The drain -- It really doesn't matter and nobody cares -- Divorce -- Pam -- Labels -- Anorexia -- Camp Hug-a-Lot -- Sex -- Sexy mama -- "Likely" rape -- My first meditation -- The choice -- Oh yeah -- Cat-5 risk assessment -- The mask -- John... again -- A long road ahead -- The clouds don't last forever.
Summary, etc.:
When Ginger Zee opened her life to readers in Natural Disaster, the response was enormous. She put a very relatable if surprising face on depression and has helped lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues. But Ginger tells us, Natural Disaster was ""Ginger Lite" and only scratched the surface. In this moving follow-up, Ginger shares her truest self. She spent most of her life shielding her vulnerabilities from the world all while being a professional people pleaser. Her stormy childhood, her ongoing struggles with crippling depression, her suicide attempts, and many other life experiences will resonate with readers who are likely to see themselves along the way. In spite of its serious subject matter, Ginger's positive, life-affirming outlook comes through loud and clear. Written with great heart and quite a bit of humor, Ginger normalizes issues and challenges millions of people face every day.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #1
    In her second memoir, chief meteorologist for ABC News Zee (Natural Disaster, 2017) focuses on healing as she reflects on the traumas that contributed to her two attempts to take her own life and the work she has done for her ongoing recovery. After a stay in a mental health facility, Zee began therapy to work through traumas she had repressed for years. Her parents' acrimonious divorce propelled her to strive for perfection in unhealthy ways. She opens up about her struggles after being drugged and raped in college and deciding to have an abortion in her early twenties. Getting through such difficult experiences left Zee with a distorted sense of herself and her emotions. Balanced with tales from category 5 hurricanes and experiments with meditation, A Little Closer to Home is a memoir of resilience and strength. While at times the transition between topics can seem abrupt, Zee's warm, conversational writing will resonate with readers who have gone through dark times and will give hope for the light on the other side. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ginger Zee is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC News, forecasting for and reporting on the nation's weather from Good Morning America to World News Tonight. Zee has been on the ground before, during and after almost every major weather event and dozens of historic storms including Hurricane Katrina. She watched as the eye of Superstorm Sandy passed over Atlantic City and then covered the devastated Jersey Shore; she was there for the 2020 California wildfires and for the unprecedented number of hurricanes on the Gulf Coast. Zee’s dedication to science began at an early age, watching powerful thunderstorms rush across Lake Michigan. Her passion for meteorology brought her to stormchase in college at Valparaiso University where she earned her bachelor of science in meteorology.

Subject: Zee, Ginger.
Zee, Ginger > Mental health.
Women television journalists > United States > Biography.
Television weathercasters > United States > Biography.
Television weathercasting > United States.
Mental health.
Mental Health
Zee, Ginger.
Mental health.
Television weathercasters.
Television weathercasting.
Women television journalists.
United States.
Women journalists > Biography.
Television weathercasters > Biography.
Genre: Biography.

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