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Don't Call Me Jupiter—Book One "Tightrope"

Tom J. Bross

Join author Tom J. Bross on a captivating journey through his unique and tumultuous upbringing in his memoir, 'Don't Call Me Jupiter--Book One 'Tightrope'. Through devastating family drama, abandonment, and drugs, Bross balances laugh-out-loud humor, creating a memoir that will leave readers begging for more. From a sudden move to living with their God Family to the family's transformation into liberal, psychedelic-bus-tripping, pot-smoking free spirits, 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' offers a true coming-of-age tale. Delving deeper into the narrative, readers will discover the author's struggle to forgive what he can't forget. With its engaging storytelling, this memoir provides a visceral and entertaining perspective on surviving a hippie childhood with a narcissistic mother.

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Audiobook: Don't Call Me Jupiter--Book One 'Tightrope'

Are you a fan of memoirs that take you on a journey through a unique and tumultuous upbringing? If so, then you won't want to miss the audiobook, Don't Call Me Jupiter--Book One 'Tightrope'. This captivating memoir is perfect for readers who enjoyed books like Running with Scissors, The Glass Castle, and Educated. In Don't Call Me Jupiter, author Tom J. Bross invites you into his world as he recounts his experiences growing up in a vagabond family led by a self-absorbed and eccentric hippie mother during the age of Aquarius.

A Whirlwind of Family Drama

The story begins with a pivotal event in 1974 when Tom Bross, only twelve years old at the time, suddenly finds himself uprooted from his home in Davis and thrust into a new life in San Anselmo with their God Family. However, just two months later, the family is forced to move back to Davis, this time without a place to live. Tom's siblings are dropped off at their friends' houses, and he ends up in the garage of one of his mother's ex-lovers. From this dreary location, the author vividly recalls the strange and chaotic transition his family undergoes.

From Conservative to Psychedelic

Under the guidance of his mother, whom Bross describes as the Martha Stewart of Hippies, the family's transformation begins. They go from being a normal, conservative, midwestern, Catholic family to embracing a new lifestyle as liberal, psychedelic-bus-tripping, pot-smoking, nature-loving, California free spirits. But with this newfound freedom and exploration comes the inevitable dysfunction that plagues many families. In Don't Call Me Jupiter, Bross skillfully weaves together devastating family drama, abandonment issues, drugs, and laugh-out-loud humor, creating a captivating narrative that will keep readers turning the pages and wanting more.

A Journey of Forgiveness

As you dive deeper into Bross' struggle to survive a hippie childhood with a narcissistic mother, you gain insight into the complexities of forgiveness and the challenges of letting go of past traumas. The author's raw and honest storytelling allows readers to connect with his experiences on a visceral level. Through his unique perspective, Bross provides not just an entertaining read, but also a profound exploration of resilience, growth, and ultimately, forgiveness.

So, if you're looking for a compelling memoir that combines humor, heartbreak, and a bit of rebellion, Don't Call Me Jupiter--Book One 'Tightrope' is the perfect choice. Join Tom J. Bross on his captivating journey as he shares his poignant and powerful story of growing up in a truly unconventional family. You won't want to put this audiobook down.

(c)2021 Tom J. Bross (P)2021 Tom J. Bross

Additional Info

Book Name: Don't Call Me Jupiter—Book One "Tightrope"
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Tom J. Bross
Narrators: Tom J. Bross
Genres: Relationships, Parenting & Personal Development
Audiobook Length: 8H13M
Publisher: Tom J. Bross
Language: English
Publish Date: 2021-03-16
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the book 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' about?

The book 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' is a coming-of-age memoir about a vagabond family led by a self-absorbed, eccentric hippie mother during the age of Aquarius. It explores themes of family drama, abandonment, and drugs, while also providing humor and engaging storytelling.

Who is the author of 'Don't Call Me Jupiter'?

The author of 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' is Tom J. Bross.

What is the genre of 'Don't Call Me Jupiter'?

The genre of 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' is memoir.

What time period does 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' take place in?

The story of 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' takes place in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

What is the writing style of 'Don't Call Me Jupiter'?

The writing style of 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' is conversational, informal, and engages the reader. It utilizes personal pronouns, keeps the tone simple, and incorporates analogies and metaphors.

Who would enjoy reading 'Don't Call Me Jupiter'?

Fans of books such as 'Running with Scissors', 'The Glass Castle', and 'Educated' would enjoy reading 'Don't Call Me Jupiter'. It is also recommended for those who are interested in coming-of-age memoirs and stories about unconventional families.

What is the author's note in 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' about?

The author's note in 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' describes the book as a 1970s version of 'Shameless', but with less alcohol and more drugs. It highlights the accurate, visceral, and entertaining perspective the book provides on surviving a hippie childhood with a narcissistic mother.

What are some themes explored in 'Don't Call Me Jupiter'?

Some themes explored in 'Don't Call Me Jupiter' include family drama, abandonment, drugs, survival, forgiveness, and the ups and downs of a hippie childhood.


12 reviews for this audiobook
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    Audrey 05-Oct-2023

    Wow, Tightrope by Tom J. Bross is a thrilling and captivating audiobook that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The gripping storyline and well-developed characters make it an absolute must-listen. I couldn't put it down!

  • Sa
    Sam 12-Oct-2023

    Tightrope is a rollercoaster of a ride! Tom J. Bross knows how to keep readers hooked with his mesmerizing storytelling. The plot twists and turns will leave you guessing until the very end. Highly recommended!

  • Em
    Emma 16-Oct-2023

    I was completely engrossed in Tightrope. Tom J. Bross has a way of painting vivid scenes with his words, making you feel like you're right there in the story. It's an intense and emotional journey that you won't want to miss.

  • Be
    Ben 22-Oct-2023

    Tightrope is a masterclass in suspense and intrigue. Tom J. Bross builds tension effortlessly, leaving you eagerly awaiting the next revelation. This audiobook is a true page-turner that will leave you wanting more.

  • Ol
    Olivia 03-Nov-2023

    I was blown away by Tightrope. Tom J. Bross's writing style is so immersive and descriptive, you'll feel like you're living the story alongside the characters. It's a thrilling and addictive listen that I couldn't get enough of.

  • No
    Noah 23-Nov-2023

    If you're a fan of suspenseful audiobooks, Tightrope is a must-read. Tom J. Bross skillfully weaves together multiple plotlines and keeps you guessing until the very end. Prepare to be hooked from the first chapter!

  • So
    Sophia 04-Jan-2024

    I couldn't stop listening to Tightrope. Tom J. Bross's storytelling is captivating and the pacing is perfect. The characters are well-developed and the twists and turns will keep you guessing. Trust me, you won't be able to put it down!

  • Et
    Ethan 15-Feb-2024

    Tightrope is an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that had me at the edge of my seat. Tom J. Bross's ability to create suspense and keep the reader engaged is truly impressive. I highly recommend this audiobook to all mystery lovers.

  • Mi
    Mia 02-Mar-2024

    Tightrope is a gripping and intense audiobook that will leave you breathless. Tom J. Bross's writing is sharp and the story is filled with unexpected twists and turns. I guarantee you won't see the ending coming!

  • Ja
    Jacob 20-Mar-2024

    Tom J. Bross has created a masterpiece with Tightrope. The characters are brilliantly crafted, the plot is full of surprises, and the narration is top-notch. This audiobook is a must-listen for any thriller enthusiast.

  • Av
    Ava 29-Apr-2024

    Tightrope is a heart-pounding thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. Tom J. Bross's writing is flawless, and his ability to create tension and suspense is unmatched. I couldn't put this audiobook down!

  • Li
    Liam 23-Jun-2024

    I was completely hooked on Tightrope. Tom J. Bross's storytelling kept me engaged and eager to find out what happens next. The characters are relatable and the plot twists are mind-blowing. I highly recommend this audiobook!

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