The Resource Jell-O girls : a family history, Allie Rowbottom, (sound recording)

Jell-O girls : a family history, Allie Rowbottom, (sound recording)

Label
Jell-O girls : a family history
Title
Jell-O girls
Title remainder
a family history
Statement of responsibility
Allie Rowbottom
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its facade - told by the inheritor of their stories.In 1899, Allie Rowbottom's great-great-great-uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale would turn out to be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generations that followed enjoyed immense privilege - but they were also haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism, and mysterious ailments. More than 100 years after that deal was struck, Allie's mother Mary was diagnosed with the same incurable cancer, a disease that had also claimed her own mother's life. Determined to combat what she had come to consider the "Jell-O curse" and her looming mortality, Mary began obsessively researching her family's past, determined to understand the origins of her illness and the impact on her life of Jell-O and the traditional American values the company championed. Before she died in 2015, Mary began to send Allie boxes of her research and notes, in the hope that her daughter might write what she could not. JELL-O GIRLS is the liberation of that story.A gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune, JELL-O GIRLS is a family history, a feminist history, and a story of motherhood, love and loss. In crystalline prose Rowbottom considers the roots of trauma not only in her own family, but in the American psyche as well, ultimately weaving a story that is deeply personal, as well as deeply connected to the collective female experience
  • An examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune, this book is a family history, a feminist history, and a story of motherhood, love and loss. In crystalline prose, Rowbottom considers the roots of trauma not only in her own family, but in the American psyche as well, ultimately weaving a story that is deeply personal, as well as deeply connected to the collective female experience
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowbottom, Allie
Dewey number
929.20973
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
TP369.52.R69
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Rowbottom, Allie
  • Fussell, Mary
  • Jell-O Company
  • Food industry and trade
  • Cancer
  • Conversion disorder
  • Mothers and daughters
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not applicable
Label
Jell-O girls : a family history, Allie Rowbottom, (sound recording)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549144769
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD38793
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD38793
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Jell-O girls : a family history, Allie Rowbottom, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549144769
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD38793
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD38793
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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