Johnny's Girl: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing Up In

Johnny's Girl: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing Up In Alaska's Underworld [Reading] ➽ Johnny's Girl: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing Up In Alaska's Underworld Author Kim Rich – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Kim Rich was an ordinary girl trapped in an extraordinary childhood, someone who dreamed of going to parties and getting good grades while living in an after hours hell of pimps and con men Kim Rich l Kim Rich was an ordinary girl A Daughter's eBook ´ trapped in an extraordinary childhood, someone who dreamed of going to parties and getting good grades while living in an after hours hell of pimps and con men Kim Rich longed for normalcy, yet she was inescapably Johnny's Girl: PDF \ her father s child, and she had no choice but to grow up fast Her mother was a stripper and B girl her father was a major player in the underworld of Anchorage, Alaska in the sixties, a city flush with newfound oil money Girl: A Daughter's PDF/EPUB Â Only after her father was gruesomely murdered and Kim became a journalist was she able to fill in the missing pieces of one American dream gone horribly wrong Kim s true story is a tale of a woman s search for her parent s secrets What she finds is both shocking and tragic, but in the end she s able to discover her true self amid the remnants of her parents lost lives.


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10 thoughts on “Johnny's Girl: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing Up In Alaska's Underworld

  1. RB Love RB Love says:

    This book started out interesting and then along about Chapter 11 it became un put downable The story is the non fiction account of a young girl with wild, itinerant, outlaw parents who wind up in Anchorage, Alaska both because they believed there was opportunity for them and because they d conceivably run out of road Mom s schizophrenia gets the better of her after Dad s hustles eventually spiral down to him pimping her out on occasion Mom gets shipped back to a Michigan insane asylum and af This book started out interesting and then along about Chapter 11 it became un put downable The story is the non fiction account of a young girl with wild, itinerant, outlaw parents who wind up in Anchorage, Alaska both because they believed there was opportunity for them and because they d conceivably run out of road Mom s schizophrenia gets the better of her after Dad s hustles eventually spiral down to him pimping her out on occasion Mom gets shipped back to a Michigan insane asylum and after a brief stay in Michigan herself, our narrator author, Kim Rich, is reunited with her father in Anchorage and her strange life continues Johnny Rich, Kim s dad runs gambling rooms, prostitutes and any other corner he can cut to make a buck even in his temporarily legit business fronts Eventually, Johnny Rich makes good as an underworld figure through massage parlors but his arrival at relative success brushes with a set of terminally bad characters that lead the reader through the last 100 pages or so of this tome at breakneck, true crime speed.Kim Rich is a good writer Not surprisingly though, this may have taken it all out of her She sets up this narrative tenderly and informatively, relating great details about how Anchorage was and what it was like to come up there through the 60 s and 70 s and then BAM the thing turns into a true crime novel that hits and sickens like a James Elroy piece Her descriptions of her father, his hustling, bargain hunting, jailhouse lawyering and his dogs playing poker, Cadillac, dark blue topaz cuff link style are terrific Her research, interviews and remembrances mesh her scattered jigsaw puzzle of a family together into a cohesive photo TheI think about this book, theadmirable and unique a piece of work I think it becomes.I m reaching back up to the top of this review and changing it from three stars to four


  2. Alan Barta Alan Barta says:

    This book chronicled the life of the author growing up in Anchorage, AK, where her father was involved with gambling and prostitution enterprises I grew up in Anchorage at the same time that the author did she is two years older than me and though I did not know her I started reading the book because I looked forward to hearing my home town described during the time I was growing up I was not disappointed I was impressed with the amount of research that the author did into the lives of her This book chronicled the life of the author growing up in Anchorage, AK, where her father was involved with gambling and prostitution enterprises I grew up in Anchorage at the same time that the author did she is two years older than me and though I did not know her I started reading the book because I looked forward to hearing my home town described during the time I was growing up I was not disappointed I was impressed with the amount of research that the author did into the lives of her parents Her mother was mentally ill and it was very interesting to learn of the treatment for mental illness in the 1950s and 1960s Psychiatry has come a long way since then I recommend this book to all


  3. Florence Florence says:

    How did this little girl who lived through a disorganized, dangerous, and tragic childhood become such a great writer She thoroughly chronicles life in Anchorage circa 1950 until 1974 and makes you feel like you actually knew all those shady characters that populated the town And despite his character flaws, she loved her father.


  4. Marcia Marcia says:

    A daughters memoir of life growing up in a home with parents engaged in a life of petty crime and mental illness She looks back with a clear eyed view, interviews the people who knew her parents, and tries to understand the lives she shared Her mother died after being hospitalized for her mental issues when Kim was a young girl Her father was murdered when she was in her teens, but Kim survived tragedy, got an education, and has had a successful career as a journalist A testament to her inne A daughters memoir of life growing up in a home with parents engaged in a life of petty crime and mental illness She looks back with a clear eyed view, interviews the people who knew her parents, and tries to understand the lives she shared Her mother died after being hospitalized for her mental issues when Kim was a young girl Her father was murdered when she was in her teens, but Kim survived tragedy, got an education, and has had a successful career as a journalist A testament to her inner strength


  5. Lisa Lisa says:

    Interesting story of the author s unconventional childhood I enjoyed the first person detail, and the surrounding history and description of Anchorage that enriched the memories The details and names got a bit too thick to follow through the description of the plot of her father s murder but the book was summed up in the most touching way which redeemed the entire book for me Great reading for history, partially Alaskan history, and biography enthusiasts.


  6. Lily M Lily M says:

    I picked up this book while I was visiting Anchorage because I wanted to learn about its history, or should I say, its story _Johnny s Girl_ achieves this goal, presenting the underground life of Anchorage through the eyes of a girl growing up in the middle of it The story is engaging, but at times hard to follow due to the large number of people that appear and disappear intermittently.


  7. Olgalijo Olgalijo says:

    Truly an insightful memoir of a very difficult childhood and youth This is reinforced by what seems to be a very strong investigative work to cover parts of the story that the author herself didn t know first hand.


  8. Mike Sigler Mike Sigler says:

    An interesting look into a young girl s experience growing up with parents who were criminals She describes both the good and bad in her parents.


  9. Nora Nora says:

    Interesting only because of learning Alaska s history.


  10. Walt Walt says:

    This is a very well written book The style is professional and easy to follow It is full of emotional appeal and information The cover entices readers to learn about the underworld in Alaska, such as it was But the book isfocused on the author and growing up with an unconventional family The underworld aspect refers to her father s business in gambling, pornography, prostitution, and questionable businesses This is not the story of the Mafia or Syndicate in Alaska The author is clea This is a very well written book The style is professional and easy to follow It is full of emotional appeal and information The cover entices readers to learn about the underworld in Alaska, such as it was But the book isfocused on the author and growing up with an unconventional family The underworld aspect refers to her father s business in gambling, pornography, prostitution, and questionable businesses This is not the story of the Mafia or Syndicate in Alaska The author is clear that there never was such a thing Instead of Italians in business suits with violin cases stuffed with machine guns, the closest the audience sees are some grizzled lumberjacks sporting rifles I am sure they are just as intimidating Nevertheless, the author does a great job describing the home life of such a character and how they barely made any profits as her father sought to keep things out of his name and to appearsuccessful than he actually was The book does a great job describing the B girl racket, gambling cheats, and massage parlors but most of the book is the story of a little girl tracing the genealogy of her unique family with its ups and downs Dramatic, albeit the climax is something of a let down The conspiracy responsible for the death of her husband is really the imagination of a petty criminal and a shady lawyer


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