Rob Henderson – Troubled

Rob Henderson Troubled recensie en informatie memoir over opgroeien in een pleeggezin. Op 20 februari 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Gallery Books Troubled, A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social Class, geschreven door Rob Henderson. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het boek, de schrijver en over de uitgave. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling verkrijgbaar op aangekondigd.

Rob Henderson Troubled recensie

  • “A memoir of hardscrabble living, from foster care to the Air Force to Yale…. [Henderson] traces the contours of his remarkable and often-harrowing life, starting with his abandonment by his birth parents after serious mistreatment…. poignantly describ[ing] his rocky journey through numerous foster homes…. Shrewd on the narrowness and hypocrisy of elites… [he] is at his best in the frank observations about his trip up the ‘American status ladder’…. A blunt story about overcoming adversity.” (Kirkus Reviews)
  • “[A] breakout memoir…Henderson, a brilliant young psychologist, illumines how harmful childhood instability is by reflecting on his own experience…. His eye is as keen as his intellect.” (Judge Stephanos Bibas, the University of Chicago Law Review)

Rob Henderson Troubled


A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social Class

  • Auteur: Rob Henderson (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: memoir
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Gallery Books
  • Verschijnt: 20 februari 2024
  • Omvang: 336 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: $28.99 / $14.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Bol / Libris

Flaptekst memoir van Rob Henderson over opgroeien in een pleeggezin

Rob Henderson was born to a drug-addicted mother and a father he never met, ultimately shuttling between ten different foster homes in California. When he was adopted into a loving family, he hoped that life would finally be stable and safe. Divorce, tragedy, poverty, and violence marked his adolescent and teen years, propelling Henderson to join the military upon completing high school.

An unflinching portrait of shattered families, desperation, and determination, Troubled recounts Henderson’s expectation-defying young life and juxtaposes his story with those of his friends who wound up incarcerated or killed. He retreads the steps and missteps he took to escape the drama and disorder of his youth. As he navigates the peaks and valleys of social class, Henderson finds that he remains on the outside looking in. His greatest achievements—a military career, an undergraduate education from Yale, a PhD from Cambridge—feel like hollow measures of success. He argues that stability at home is more important than external accomplishments, and he illustrates the ways the most privileged among us benefit from a set of social standards that actively harm the most vulnerable.

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