Trailer Trash: an ’80s Memoir by Angie Cavallari
Trailer-park owners never use the word “trailer” and certainly not the term “trailer park.” At some point in time, even the Mobile Home Park Owners Association (MHPOA for short) realized that the word “trailer” had a negative connotation. When was the last time you saw a “trailer park community” advertised on TV? “Trailer park” has come to represent, in the minds of most Americans, men in stained work shirts dotted with drippings of food fat and car excrement returning home to take out life’s shortcomings on the innocents in their lives—the ol’ lady, the dog, and the coffee table. This image—which, I can tell you, is a partially true cliche in our society—vaguely explains why my parents and my grandparents decided to rent to tenants without children or pets. Well, birds and rodents were deemed acceptable but not guinea pigs. Guinea pigs, due to size and temperament, were completely unacceptable. My name is Angie Cavallari, and this is my story about growing up as an ’80s child in the shitty, impoverished, modern-age ghettos known as trailer parks.
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“Wildly entertaining with vivid characters”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Aris Cozy
This book was a great read…..I laughed at so many aspects of the book. It was a trip down memory lane in so many ways. It flashes you back to an era before cell phones, before the internet, when real life was the focus of our interests. The book is viewed through the eyes of a child whose colorful world of of misfits decorated her life. Well written, the author’s cynical nature shows through her writing……you will thoroughly enjoy this read.
About the Author
Angie Cavallari is an assiduous writer that has been hammering away at the craft for over 20 years. She has authored over 5,000 blogs and articles many of which you may have read but didn’t realize she wrote. A transplant to a plethora of U.S cities including her current home, Denver, Angie grew up in Florida, then moved to NYC where she picked up her husband in a bar. In spite of her wanderlust, she managed to settle down long enough to have two extraordinary kids and build a solid life with her husband of 16 years.
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