American Dirt is the epic tale of a woman who came of age in the country, a counterculture legend whose wild youth inspired numerous legends herself. Jeanine Cummins has sold over two million copies of her memoir, which chronicles her cross-country adventures as a young hippie hitchhiker and her subsequent rise to fame as frontwoman for the band Victorian Ice. In this remarkable story, Cummins reveals how she used music to find herself finally. Her brutally honest account is an inspirational memoir about early feminism, youth rebellion, and female independence that will become a classic for generations.
Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt, the #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick that has sold over two million copies, is finally available in paperback. An inspiring story about hope for a healthier world told through the lives of four women who are determined to fight for their families and communities and make America clean again.
The bestselling national bestseller about the love and bonds between three generations of one working-class family. American Dirt centers around a small town in Pennsylvania coal country, where the long history of mining has left its mark on generations of families. Astoundingly visceral and resonant with humanity, this debut novel will envelop its readers with an unforgettable story of love, loss and redemption.
With the same signature warmth and humor of her beloved memoir Dirty, American Dirt is a moving portrait of one woman’s journey across America. Here is a book that shows us how we are all connected, how creativity is born in hardship, what beautiful things can be created despite sadness and regret, and the strength it takes to overcome personal obstacles and find peace.
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Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt, the #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick that has sold over two million copies, is finally available in paperback.
Lydia lives in Acapulco. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while cracks are beginning to show in Acapulco because of the cartels, Lydia’s life is, by and large, reasonably comfortable. But after her husband’s tell-all profile of the newest drug lord is published, none of their lives will be the same.
Forced to flee, Lydia and Luca join the countless people trying to reach the United States. Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?