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by Nancy Davenport

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Author:
Nancy Davenport
ISBN13:
978-0595387083
ISBN:
059538708X
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iUniverse, Inc. (February 1, 2006)
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Eternal Improv is an inspiring work of profound courage and hope

Eternal Improv is an inspiring work of profound courage and hope. Following a childhood of parental abuse, and subsequent homelessness, Nancy Davenport went on to graduate from UCLA Phi Beta Kappa, later receiving her Master's Degree in Social Work. An accomplished poet and artist, she dedicated her life to counseling children and families affected by child abuse. While writing this memoir, Nancy was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.

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A poet and an essayist, she was awarded the 1984 Western States Book Award in poetry for In All the Rooms of the Yellow House (Confluence Press, 1984) and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1991. The Arizona Humanities Council gave her their 2008 Literary Treasure Award. Her first work of nonfiction, a collection of essays entitled Plaintext: Deciphering a Woman's Life, was published by the University of Arizona Press in 1986.

Nancy Davenport (born 1965 Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian photographer. Her photography, animations and digital work have been exhibited at venues including the Liverpool Biennial, the Istanbul Biennial, the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, DHC/Art Fondation pour l’art Contemporain in Montreal and the First Triennial of Photography & Video at the International Center of Photography, NY. Her work has appeared in October, Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, and Flash Art. She is represented by Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery.

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Following a childhood of parental abuse, and subsequent homelessness, Nancy Davenport went on to graduate from UCLA Phi Beta Kappa, later receiving her Master's Degree in Social Work. An accomplished poet and artist, she dedicated her life to counseling children and families affected by child abuse. While writing this memoir, Nancy was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. Suddenly faced with devastating illness, she became determined to complete this work in order to spread her message that child abuse is as likely to be found in a mansion as in a mobile home. Eternal Improv is an inspiring work of profound courage and hope."What an accomplishment! Nancy Davenport's searing, raw, witty account of a deeply disturbing childhood and brave escape from an abusive father is marked by the wisdom of reflection and the grace of forgiveness. Rising above homelessness and starvation to achieve academic and professional success against tremendous odds, Nancy has written her memoir while struggling daily to live with the invasive consequences of Lou Gehrig's disease. Completing this book demonstrates a strength beyond words, for as she has lost her ability to speak, so her voice booms from the page."-Jacqueline Winspear, author of Maisie Dobbs, Birds Of A Feather, and Pardonable Lies"Nancy Davenport's recollections reveal a writer with a clear eye, a dry wit, and a crusty, resilient spirit. Reading them makes the heart ache."-Linda Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress"Nancy Davenport writes about her childhood abuse, homelessness and debilitating disease without ever dipping into self-pity, victimhood or easy platitudes. Her memoir crackles with wit, irony and wisdom. It's a story of something all too rare in today's world: courage."-Barbara Abercrombie, Instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and author of Writing Out the Storm
  • Her book made me laugh and made me cry . What a life to live , She was a great writer and one of the top Maine Coon breeders in TICA , with cats all over the USA and over seas . She had and has some of the best Maine Coons Cats I have ever seen . She will be missed as a person ,a friends , as a writer and as a Maine Coon breeder . Her cattery was ST. Clouds and we are lucky to have one of her females , St Clouds Belly Lilly of Brats Kats

    Nancy was a pistol and what a wide ride of a life she had . She will be missed by all that knew her .

    Linda Turcato

  • I am almost 100% a science fiction and fantasy reader (with excursions into animal stories). However once I started reading this book I could not put it down. I met Nancy a few years ago when I was looking into buying a Maine Coon cat thus began a friendship I hold dear to me. For a brief time Nancy became my mentor and friend. To honor her memory I purchased the book and began reading it that night. I could not put it down. Reading this book gave me the opportunity to talk with Nancy one last time. Thank you Nancy, for sharing your life and your experiences with such eloquence. I recommend this book for its wonderful writing and life lessons it shares.

  • A hilarious, heart rending, inspirational book. Nancy Davenport's memoir is not to be missed. Comparable with David Sedaris in its wit, truth, humor and irony, Eternal Improv is truly a work of art.

  • I am never sure whether to laugh or cry but I can't get enough of her writing. Thank you for sharing your incredible story Nancy, it offers hope to the rest of us.

  • Rest in peace...you will be dearly missed by TICA and We Be Katz!