Don't Let Me Down by Erin Hosier audiobook

Don't Let Me Down: A Memoir

By Erin Hosier
Read by Rebekkah Ross

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781451644951
10.52 Hours Unabridged
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A fierce, vivid memoir about a father-daughter relationship steeped in God, rebellion, and the Beatles. Erin Hosier’s coming-of-age was full of contradiction. Born into the turbulent 1970s, she was raised in rural Ohio by lapsed hippies who traded 1960s rock ‘n’ roll for 1950s-era Christian hymns. Her mother’s newfound faith was rooted in a desire to manage her husband’s mood swings, which could alternately fill the house with music or with violence. All the while, Jack was larger than life to his adoring daughter. Full of conflict, their complex relationship set the tone for three decades of Erin’s relationships with men; the Beatles provided the soundtrack. Jack bonded with Erin over their iconic songs, even as they inspired her to question authority—both his and others’. Don’t Let Me Down is about a brave girl trying to navigate family secrets and tragedies and escape from small-town small-mindedness. It is a searing and often funny exploration of how women first see themselves through the lens of a parent’s love, and of the ties that bind us to our childhood heroes, who ultimately lead us to ask that most profound of questions: Is love really all you need?

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Summary

Summary

A fierce, vivid memoir about a father-daughter relationship steeped in God, rebellion, and the Beatles.

Erin Hosier’s coming-of-age was full of contradiction. Born into the turbulent 1970s, she was raised in rural Ohio by lapsed hippies who traded 1960s rock ‘n’ roll for 1950s-era Christian hymns. Her mother’s newfound faith was rooted in a desire to manage her husband’s mood swings, which could alternately fill the house with music or with violence.

All the while, Jack was larger than life to his adoring daughter. Full of conflict, their complex relationship set the tone for three decades of Erin’s relationships with men; the Beatles provided the soundtrack. Jack bonded with Erin over their iconic songs, even as they inspired her to question authority—both his and others’.

Don’t Let Me Down is about a brave girl trying to navigate family secrets and tragedies and escape from small-town small-mindedness. It is a searing and often funny exploration of how women first see themselves through the lens of a parent’s love, and of the ties that bind us to our childhood heroes, who ultimately lead us to ask that most profound of questions: Is love really all you need?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Erin Hosier not only nails the complicated father-daughter dynamic that inevitably cross-fades into gnarly relationships with men, but she does so artfully and with uncanny insight.” Nancy Balbirer, author of A Marriage in Dog Years
“Clap your hands, rattle your jewelry, and twist and shout for Erin Hosier’s Don’t Let Me Down.” Brando Skyhorse, author of Take This Man
“Erin Hosier’s remarkable coming-of-age story is tender, funny, and resilient. Hosier doesn’t shy away from the complications and contradictions of love, sharing both the best and the worst of her volatile, vibrant father.” Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Erin Hosier

Author Bio: Erin Hosier

Erin Hosier is the coauthor of Patty Schemel’s Hit So Hard and is a literary agent with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English