The Stardust Lounge: Stories from a Boy's Adolescence (Paperback)
Stories from a Boy's Adolescence
Anchor Books, 9780385720939, 228pp.
Publication Date: May 14, 2002
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.
Praise For The Stardust Lounge: Stories from a Boy's Adolescence…
“Penetrates that most mysterious and dangerous of places: adolescence. — Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here
“What makes this book so terribly fascinating is its honesty and Digges’s refusal to consider her son bad or worthless.” — USA Today
“Thought-provoking … Deborah Digges offers a kind of mythological account of her son’s rebellion” — The New York Times Book Review
“Deborah Digges’s beautifully written, lucid memoir about raising a badass son on her own is impressively devoid of any poor-me sentiment” — Esquire