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The Resource Teaching the cat to sit : a memoir, Michelle Theall

Teaching the cat to sit : a memoir, Michelle Theall

Label
Teaching the cat to sit : a memoir
Title
Teaching the cat to sit
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Theall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A compelling memoir of a gay Catholic woman struggling to find balance between being a daughter and a mother raising her son with a loving partner in the face of discrimination. From the time she was born, Michelle Theall knew she was different. Coming of age in the Texas Bible Belt, a place where it was unacceptable to be gay, Theall found herself at odds with her strict Roman Catholic parents, bullied by her classmates, abandoned by her evangelical best friend whose mother spoke in tongues, and kicked out of Christian organizations that claimed to embrace her--all before she'd ever held a girl's hand. Shame and her longing for her mother's acceptance led her to deny her feelings and eventually run away to a remote stretch of mountains in Colorado. There, she made her home on an elk migration path facing the Continental Divide, speaking to God every day, but rarely seeing another human being. At forty-three years of age and seemingly settled in her decision to live life openly as a gay woman, Theall and her partner attempt to have their son baptized into the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in the liberal town of Boulder, Colorado. Her quest to have her son accepted into the Church leads to a battle with Sacred Heart and with her mother that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about the bonds of family and faith. And she realizes that in order to be a good mother, she may have to be a bad daughter. Teaching the Cat to Sit examines the modern roles of motherhood and religion and demonstrates that our infinite capacity to love has the power to shape us all"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Theall, Michelle
Dewey number
  • 306.76/630973
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ755.85
LC item number
.T47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theall, Michelle
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Parent and child
  • Lesbians
  • Lesbianism
Label
Teaching the cat to sit : a memoir, Michelle Theall
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223101400746
  • 31223101400720
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781451697292
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013032835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 908712840
  • (OCoLC)812258035
Label
Teaching the cat to sit : a memoir, Michelle Theall
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223101400746
  • 31223101400720
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781451697292
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013032835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 908712840
  • (OCoLC)812258035

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