Giving up the ghost: a story about friendship, 80s rock, a lost scrap of paper, and what it means to be haunted

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
At once hilarious and incredibly moving, Giving Up the Ghost is a memoir of lost love and second chances, and a ghost story like no other.   Eric Nuzum is afraid of the supernatural, and for good reason: As a high school oddball in Canton, Ohio, during the early 1980s, he became convinced that he was being haunted by the ghost of a little girl in a blue dress who lived in his parents' attic. It began as a weird premonition during his dreams, something that his quickly diminishing circle of friends chalked up as a way to get attention. It ended with Eric in a mental ward, having apparently destroyed his life before it truly began. The only thing that kept him from the brink: his friendship with a girl named Laura, a classmate who was equal parts devoted friend and enigmatic crush. With the kind of strange connection you can only forge when you're young, Laura walked Eric back to "normal"--only to become a ghost herself in a tragic twist of fate.   Years later, a fully functioning member of society with a great job and family, Eric still can't stand to have any shut doors in his house for fear of what's on the other side. In order to finally confront his phobia, he enlists some friends on a journey to America's most haunted places. But deep down he knows it's only when he digs up the ghosts of his past, especially Laura, that he'll find the peace he's looking for.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780385342438
9780345534682
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID d4dddf19-c4ff-5cc9-6357-0c95bcaf9c38
Grouping Title giving up the ghost a story about friendship 80s rock a lost scrap of paper and what it means to be
Grouping Author nuzum eric
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-21 22:57:58PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-21 23:47:48PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Eric Nuzum
author_display Nuzum, Eric
available_at_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
collection_catalog Biography
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Biography
display_description A television producer recounts how as a youngster he became convinced he was haunted by the ghost of a little girl, a belief that resulted in a commitment to a psychiatric hospital, until a female friend helps him confront his phobias.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id d4dddf19-c4ff-5cc9-6357-0c95bcaf9c38
isbn 9780345534682, 9780385342438
item_details ils:CARL0000398888|35192043017775|Green Hills - Adult Biography|B N992g|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, overdrive:e9afd431-7651-4189-893d-0872a43cfced|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-09-22T04:47:48.885Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog B N992g
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
primary_isbn 9780385342438
publishDate 2012
record_details ils:CARL0000398888|Book|Books||English|Dial Press Trade Paperbacks,|c2012.|305 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:e9afd431-7651-4189-893d-0872a43cfced|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000398888 35192043017775 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:e9afd431-7651-4189-893d-0872a43cfced -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Ghosts -- Psychological aspects, Nuzum, Eric -- Friends and associates, Nuzum, Eric -- Psychology
title_display Giving up the ghost : a story about friendship, 80s rock, a lost scrap of paper, and what it means to be haunted
title_full Giving Up the Ghost A Story About Friendship, 80s Rock, a Lost Scrap of Paper, and What It Means to Be Haunted, Giving up the ghost : a story about friendship, 80s rock, a lost scrap of paper, and what it means to be haunted / Eric Nuzum
title_short Giving up the ghost :
title_sub a story about friendship, 80s rock, a lost scrap of paper, and what it means to be haunted
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Family & Relationships, Friends and associates, Ghosts, New Age, Nonfiction, Nuzum, Eric, Psychological aspects, Psychology