Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) (Paperback)
This memoir is dark and honest. Jarrett is not only a talented artist, he is a brilliant writer that will make you care, cry and feel connected to someone you have never met. His life was filled with love from some and harm from others. Addiction and death were intertwined with his young life. Every adult and young adult should read this book.— From What Mackenzie is reading
A National Book Award Finalist!
Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father.
Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.