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The Light Years is a joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American history

Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 196
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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    Shannon A
    Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Thinking I would just read the first few pages while waiting for the bus, I knew I had gone down the rabbit hole when I finished nearly fifteen pages in less than an hour and nearly missed my stop for home.

    A journey of wild times, unbelievable twists & turns, hitchhiking, drugs, near-death experiences and self-discovery that is hypnotic & full of emotion. Told at near lightning pace, every page will leave you in some form of suspense; daring you to read the next page, while leaving you i
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    Elena
    Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
    HOLY MOLY. Chris Rush must have several guardian angels (and guardian aliens) looking over him. A staggering & lucid recollection of one heck of an adolescence spent under the influence of everything under the sun. Vivid, introspective, trippy, fantastic.
    Madeleine
    Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This book is absolutely incredible. It's hard to describe. Just read it. Definitely in my top five.
    Rhonda Lomazow
    Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
    A coming of age that gripped me from the first pages.A young life full of drugs hard memories seeking to find himself.A raw revealing life story that the author lived and fought to survive.Thanks to Goodreads for advance copy,
    Csimplot Simplot
    Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Excellent book!!!
    Jessica Bumgardner
    Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    **I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway**

    I devoured this book. On the back cover of the book is a review from Nick Flynn that says, "Brace yourself: to enter The Light Years you must be willing to be changed." I was absolutely not prepared to begin this journey. To start off with, I am sad to say, I had never heard of Chris Rush. I didn't read too much about what would be in this memoir and I was not expecting an emotional journey. Not only was the story intriguing, the writing just sucked me
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    Cynthia
    Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    OMG! Right from the beginning this book sucked me in and I had a hard time putting it down. I ran through all my emotions reading this hellish adventure his life has been. Misunderstood, abused and forgotten he still survived and brings you along on his journey. The strength he has shown to survive is remarkable and is a excellent read.
    Rachel Watkins
    Aug 12, 2018 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc, memoir, fsg
    Chris Rush's childhood ended when he dropped acid at age 12. A talented, sensitive artistic kid, his search for love and family sends him into the arms of unlikely saviors who are incapable of defending him from himself. Make sure you hang on tight, because this coming of age memoir is unlike anything you've read.
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