#Read ⛅ Every Crooked Pot ß eBook or E-pub free

This is a cutie of a book It s a good read for adults and young adults The story tells us all about the dynamics in a family centered around Nina, who has an obvious deformity of one eye It really delves into being a teen and all that growing through the teen years involves Warm hearted and loving read Totally different from other Ren e Risen books I have read, but full of her wit and charm. This is an awesome book about a family that becomes close Nina, the daughter, has a hard time to find acceptance among her family She has a birthmark located on her body that makes her very shy Nina felt very unattractive to everyone because of birthmark that is located on her eye During her family vacation, Nina somewhat, finds a cure to make it not so noticeable For a reader who is self conscious, this book would be a good one to read It has a great storyline dealing with something you c This is an awesome book about a family that becomes close Nina, the daughter, has a hard time to find acceptance among her family She has a birthmark located on her body that makes her very shy Nina felt very unattractive to everyone because of birthmark that is located on her eye During her family vacation, Nina somewhat, finds a cure to make it not so noticeable For a reader who is self conscious, this book would be a good one to read It has a great storyline dealing with something you cannot fix Nina tries makeup, and other ways to try and get the attention off her eye Her father, who is color blind, tries to make it big in the music world, since he hates his job as a carpet salesman.Great book I would recommend to any high school girl between the ages of 15 18 years old that likes family books or struggles through school #Read ⛄ Every Crooked Pot ô In her heart, Nina Goldman knows that beauty is only skin deep But as a teenager growing up in Akron, Ohio with her larger than life father Artie, a colorblind carpet salesman and frustrated musician the only thing Nina wishes for is to be beautiful Or at least normal As if having such an eccentric dad wasn t enough, Nina has another issue to face the mirror Born with a strawberry birthmark over her eye, Nina spends countless hours applying makeup and trying out ridiculous hairstyles designed to hide her eye Convinced that her birthmark is the only reason she s not popular and can t find a boyfriend, Nina must find other ways to survive high school With a string of crazy exploits that have her riding in dryers and appearing on TV, Nina proves she ll do just about anything to fit in, and even in the hope of finding love Nina has a port wine stain on her face It s a bad one the skin is bumpy, the white of her eye looks red all the time from the excess blood vessels, and the whole area is swollen so much that the kids at school called her Big Eye Little Eye when they were young It doesn t cause her any physical pain, but she spends a lot of time obsessing about her birthmark and thinking that it makes her unloveable.Nina also has an incredibly manipulative and controlling father He s always the life of the Nina has a port wine stain on her face It s a bad one the skin is bumpy, the white of her eye looks red all the time from the excess blood vessels, and the whole area is swollen so much that the kids at school called her Big Eye Little Eye when they were young It doesn t cause her any physical pain, but she spends a lot of time obsessing about her birthmark and thinking that it makes her unloveable.Nina also has an incredibly manipulative and controlling father He s always the life of the party, always the center of attention, and Nina adores him yet can t seem to break free from his spell to become her own person It s largely because of her father s obsession with fixing the birthmark that Nina becomes fixated on the birthmark as the cause of all her problems.The premise is good, and Nina s self obsession is easy enough to relate to, but I never felt fully sucked into the story Nina is just a little too self absorbed, and her father s just a little too overwhelming, and the kids at school are a little too unilaterally mean until suddenly they stop being mean and Nina realizes she never really had things that bad anyway Wha The ending bugged methan anything else I felt like the author let Nina get too old in the last few chapters, having experiences that felt tacked on to the rest of the story, and older Nina is suddenly able to look back on her life and realize she was Just Like Everyone Else and that Everyone s Life Sucks In One Way Or Another These are important things to realize, but I feel like it would have beenpowerful to see Nina realize them rather than have older Nina tell us about how she realized them Oh well Adult review of YA fiction This entire book can be summed up from a single sentence within paraphrased view spoiler If Nina s father went into therapy, the whole family would benefit hide spoiler Adult review of YA fiction This entire book can be summed up from a single sentence within paraphrased view spoiler If Nina s father went into therapy, the whole family would benefit hide spoiler At first,I wasn t looking forward to reading the book,because I chopped it up to being a boring book I was wrong I loved every minute of it, and although I don t have a birthmark holding me back I still felt like I could relate to Nina s wanting to fit in The characters are memorable and I d recommend it to everyone. The following review has been copied from Crooked Pot, written by Renee Rosen and published by St Martin s Press, is the first person, coming of age story of Nina Goldman, a girl born with a unique deformity a strawberry shaped and colored lump across one eyelid, running up to her eyebrow Raised in Akron, Ohio, Nina doesn t make many friends as a child because of her unique disfigurement To escape the cruelty of other children, she spends the majority of he The following review has been copied from Crooked Pot, written by Renee Rosen and published by St Martin s Press, is the first person, coming of age story of Nina Goldman, a girl born with a unique deformity a strawberry shaped and colored lump across one eyelid, running up to her eyebrow Raised in Akron, Ohio, Nina doesn t make many friends as a child because of her unique disfigurement To escape the cruelty of other children, she spends the majority of her time with her family, like the most beautiful girl Nina knows, her big sister, Lissy Or her older brother, Mitch, who can never stay in one place too long Nina s mother casts a comforting pall across the whole family, but it s Nina s father, Arthur, who becomes her biggest supporter and her biggest burden As a failed musician, Artie sells carpets but he makes enough to get every treatment available for Nina s unusual condition, to indulge in things like a pipe collection and early, residential use microwaves Only, Artie misses music, and most of all, he worries a great deal for his children He s a man of many regrets and many worries, but as Nina grows older, she begins to realize he s a man of just as much wisdom too.This book fell into my possession as a result of Reading Under the Influence Before I started running Reading Under the Influence, I attended just about every month It was my favorite local, literary reading series and the only one that habitually fit my budget and schedule, located relatively within reach off the Chicago red line On Sheffield and School, for eleven months of the year because who wants to go out in January anyway , Sheffield s Beer Garden hosts Reading Under the Influence on the first Wednesday of every month Each reading has its own theme determined at random, sometimes by its small, motley crew of writers and literary enthusiasts, and usually has four readers, some with published novels while others are just starting out Over the course of two rounds, each reader will take a shot of their preferred poison and read twice once from their original works and once from works published by another author, accompanied by trivia questions that fit the theme The trivia winners Well, they get a book and a drink ticket That s just how I came about this book Not the most flattering image of me at Reading Under the Influence, but I ll take it There s something unique about this book that I find uncommon in coming of age stories while this book has sexuality and strong language, the author is real goddamn slow to get into it We know people are having sex hell, we know people want to curse about all kinds of shit too But the author eases into it as the novel progresses, almost as though Nina either can t remember anything even mildly questionable in nature, or she purposefully forgot it And it s not like there aren t times when this kind of thing wouldn t happen her father gets angry, her sister s probably getting laid But Nina simply doesn t acknowledge that it occurs until her point of view transitions from a child to a teenager, when she s cursing and fucking on her own I found this technique effective because it sauthentic to Nina s childlike point of view, even if it isn t necessarily realistic Though it s not something really plausible that people never learned to swear or fuck until Nina became a woman, it s true to the character immersed in the innocent naivete of her childhood After all, no one wants to believe that their youth was rife with the same dysfunction as their adulthood Likewise, as Nina gets older, the author expects the audience to drawadult conclusions than they would have when Nina was a child For instance, during one Nina s first sexual experiences, what a character perceives as urine is actually suggested to be vaginal lubrication Maybe it s because I m a male, but if I was a teenager, I wouldn t have jumped to that conclusion I didn t learn that vaginas self lubricate until I, figuratively, looked into it but Nina doesn t know that any better than I did as a teenager So Rosen doesn t spell it out To add another layer of authenticity, the swearing that does occur throughout the collective novel is when Artie exclaims, Jesus Christ, Nina But the thing is is that Artie, his family included, is Jewish It was one of those things that never occurred to me until I read this book non Christians using Jesus Christ to denote surprise or anger never made sense to me I sat down with my friend, Nick, who was raised Atheist but is Jewish in ancestry, and he described all the times his family used the name of Christ in moments of anxiety Whether you re Jewish or not, there s a lot to this novel that is real, and that s what makes it fun.Now we re jumping from the 1970s of Ohio to the new millennium in Illinois In 2005, a group of MFA students from Columbia College Chicago, including Rob Duffer, Julia Borcherts, Amanda Snyder, Joe Tower, and Carly Huegelmann, probably intended a little vaginal lubrication talk themselves when they stepped up to the plate to start Reading Under the Influence They set up shop permanently at Sheffield s, with the help of its owner and fellow writer, Ric Hess, may he rest in peace And for almost eight years, they ran the show with a number of additional hosts and staff members, including Naomi Huffman Curbside Splendor staff and host of The Marrow and Amy Guth operational manager for the Redeye and Metromix And in their eighth year Well, the old guard, led by Julia Borcherts, entrusted their show to a new crew Erin Nederbo, for instance, was one of their former interns Bronwyn Mead and Jon Natzke were some of the most highly sought after authors in Columbia College Chicago s undergraduate program And Frankie Migacz and Behnam Riahi Well, those two kids have their own story They struggled to put together couple of their own reading shows, but never maintained one forthan a year after running into too many snags at too many bars That dynamic duo, however, certainly made their impact on the Chicago literary scene in displays of vulgar antics and senseless chaos At least I think we did image error Rob Duffer certainly used to put the under the influence part in Reading Under the Influence This book is broken down into instances generally involving Nina s eye and the way people treat her because of it, or in instances examining her relationship with her father In most cases, the instances accomplish both Nina and Artie go back and forth As things get better for her eye, things get worse for her father, and vice versa The two are almost symbiotic in that capacity, Nina s eye requiring her father just as much as her father requires Nina s eye The give and pull of this strange relationship, illustrated through these instances devoted to milestones in Nina s childhood, compels us through the narrative as we wait to find out if her father ever really does fix her eye, or if she overcomes the social anxiety that accompanies it It s because of this ongoing theme conveyed through instances that this almost feels like a novel in stories instead of a novel, like a coming of age, teen angst version of Trainspotting However, that s about where these two books end in similarities After all, in spite of some very careful thematic techniques, the biggest flaw in Every Crooked Pot is its theme Perhaps it s because it s a teen lit novel and I m still very unfamiliar with this particular genre, but the theme of a girl struggling to accept herself while quibbling with her overprotective father just didn t appeal to me The solution in the end would have very easily been the same solution in the beginning, and though that doesn t sound extremely different than an action story where the bad guy should have just been killed from the start, it does lack a layer of self discovery we come to anticipate with literature, and I surmise that a lot of that is actually because it s broken up into instances Had it been one, succinct narrative, the revelation would have felt like a revelation as it was though, it feltlike too little, too late Like we watched this character fail time and time again under the same, repetitive pressures of daughterhood and vanity that encompass this novel as a whole Sometimes, a novel in stories isn t the best way to get your point across, especially when each instance fails to drive their own individual theme home And while many of the themes illustrated in each chapter are given some finality, their mundane subject matter isn t enough to bolster the overall theme of this novel.Speaking of conflicts, Frankie and I started out as rivals before we ran literary readings together We were both trying to fetch the same grant money for opposing projects and we both lost It s not that our ideas weren t good Frankie had a notion of starting a literary magazine that turned reviews of local hot spots into stories themselves I wanted to put together a collection of stories about experiences being a nerd of a particular fandom Not fan fiction though, I have to keep telling people that In either case, neither of us actually got the grant As it turned out, they weren t looking for short story anthologies With our combined tragedy at the loss of our grant, we put together a literary reading at the Hidden Shamrock in Lincoln Park, only we barely knew what we were getting into Unfortunately, within the few of us that put this idea together, just Frankie and I shared a unique vision other people on our staff saw only what they wanted to see One of our staff readers in particular spent fifteen to twenty minutes on stage, reading from an experimental, Dali inspired piece that lacked both meaning and literary foundation, and also drove our audience really fucking bored In addition to that, there was trouble with the band we encouraged to play for us, who forgot to bring their own sound equipment, and inevitably did an acoustic set after much begging and pleading These were all problems that we didn t necessarily anticipate, but we dealt with them as we could It was one of the longest nights of my life and when I look back, I smile internally at all the stupid struggles we went through to put our own show on that evening, to start my own literary reading series In the end, Frankie and I decided we d do better the next time around We streamlined our hodgepodge reading into a literary game called the Gamble and ran it at a couple of other bars for quite a few months , but we gave it up when we couldn t find a permanent home And that s when RUI found us Funny thing about that first reading though, some good came out of it after all that was the first time that the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography heard about me The rules of the Gamble I d really like to do this again Though theme is a pretty big weakness in this piece, it s not so big that it overshadows the whole novel However, what took me out of the story were some of the challenges presented by the text itself on the page My biggest pet peeve in literature is when authors use capitalization of a full statement to depict a character s angry tone or loud volume It s like saying, Because I can t describe how loud this is, let me show it to you If I wanted to read a story with pictures though, I d spendmoney on comics Although Rosen doesn t do it as much as previous authors I ve read, it comes early on in the book and sticks with you throughout the rest of the novel Other funny text issues include a moment when describing a hospital tray, Rosen uses the phrase L shaped to describe a table I m perfectly okay with this only in the actual printing of the book, the font is changed so that the L is sans serif, as opposed to the rest of the text This only happens once in the entire piece, but it stands out like a sore thumb, much like sentences composed of capital letters Or like a disfigured eye I m not sure it s supposed to be that meta, but maybe even I missed the point.What really ironed down RUI for Frankie and myself wasn t that we ran our own lit readings or that I was Criminal Class Press s publicist at the time It related directly to the fact that we attended RUI 11 months out of the year If you want to be appreciated for the work you do, you need only throw yourself into the mix to get there After all, let s face it I m still not an established author yet I ve only published a few short stories, I ve only read about a hundred and some books over the course of my life, and I ve only got one degree in writing But I ve made an impact because I ve been there, because I ve promoted good work, and because I ve taken a conscious effort to study and understand what makes a story good Now I edit, and this year, there ll be two books coming out with my name on it and at least twonext year too Most notable of all, I ll still be hosting RUI any given Wednesday night Ten years running I wager I have another ten left in me One thing I will say in my defense about not havingwork though it s just because I havenovel material than short stories Hope that s something worth looking forward to Reading Under the Influence, me and the foreground with Rob in the back Awesome haircut though, really Every Crooked Pot isn t as bad as I made it sound either There s really some multi faceted characters here, each with their own unique talents or attributes that bring everyone together As Nina goes through the story, she begins to see how imperfect everyone is and how those imperfections make her bad eye look superficial That s what this story is about how not everyone will accept you the way you are, but your family will still love you unconditionally It s another theme that s hard for me to grasp, but it s there like Rosen s insinuations, you need to dissect the other ideas presented here to find it And though I didn t relate to this family s struggle, I was moved by it in some moments, I was even moved to tears while watching Nina and Artie struggle through a dysfunctional father daughter relationship I guess we re all looking for a family some of us are lucky enough to have one, some of us find one in a small literary reading series that they unexpectedly adopt Either way, I m open to readingfrom Rosen in the future And though my review was harsh, I hope to see you at RUI soon In her heart, Nina Goldman knows that beauty is only skin deep But throughout this book she wishes to be beautiful Or at least normal Her larger than life eccentric father is one thing but Nina s real issue to face is the mirror Born with a strawberry birthmark over her eye, Nina spends countless hours applying makeup and flattening down her hair to the side of her face with aquanet over her disfigured eye From getting picked on through middle school, going through injections at doctors off In her heart, Nina Goldman knows that beauty is only skin deep But throughout this book she wishes to be beautiful Or at least normal Her larger than life eccentric father is one thing but Nina s real issue to face is the mirror Born with a strawberry birthmark over her eye, Nina spends countless hours applying makeup and flattening down her hair to the side of her face with aquanet over her disfigured eye From getting picked on through middle school, going through injections at doctors offices Nina goes through her life hoping that one day her face will be perfect but later learns she only needed it to be perfect for herself not for everyone else Problems I found in reading this book was Nina s father He wanted everything his way or no way He wasn t abusive or a drinker but was very manipulative and cunning He would make you feel bad without actually coming out and saying something about it It was in his demeanor or the way it says it Know one could stand up to him in this book, he had this hold on his children that made this miss him and love him but also hate him at times It was crazy You d truly have to read it to understand But really I kinda just felt meh about this read This book s packaging is a great injustice to the story inside From the cover and jacket description, it seemed like silly teen chick lit However, it is truly a wonderfully told coming of age story Many times I forgot it was fiction and thought I was reading an actual memoir I was so drawn into the story of Nina I am actually surprised by it s YA classification Baker and Taylor recommends it for 7 9 grades , as I believe its story would appeal muchto grown women. Every Crooked Pot, is an amazing book made by Renee Rosen Renee Rosen explained the life of a teenage girl, Nina Goldman, and the birthmark that stops her friendships, or as she thinks Renee Rosen made me want to readof her books, by making her story feel real I recommend this book for 11 because of its matureness.