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100 1  Rips, Nicolaia,|eauthor,|enarrator. 
245 10 Trying to float :|bchronicles of a girl in the Chelsea 
       Hotel|h[Hoopla electronic resource] /|cNicolaia Rips. 
250    Unabridged. 
264  1 [United States] :|bSimon & Schuster Audio,|c2016. 
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511 0  Read by Nicolaia Rips. 
520    Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old's darkly funny, 
       big-hearted memoir about growing up in New York City's 
       legendary Chelsea Hotel. New York's Chelsea Hotel may no 
       longer be home to its most famous denizens-Andy Warhol, 
       Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, to name a few-but the 
       eccentric spirit of the Chelsea is alive and well. Meet 
       the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned 
       journalist with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother 
       Sheila, a former model and world-renowned artist who 
       matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter 
       Nicolaia, a precocious high school junior at work on a 
       record of her peculiar "youth." Nicolaia is a perpetual 
       outsider who has struggled to find her place in public 
       schools populated by cliquish girls and loudmouthed boys. 
       But at the Chelsea, Nicolaia need not look far to find her
       tribe. There's her neighbor Stormy, a tall albino woman 
       who keeps a pink handgun strapped to her ankle; her 
       babysitter, Paris, who may or may not have a second career
       as an escort; her friend Artie, former proprietor of 
       Studio 54. The kids at school might never understand her, 
       but as Nicolaia endeavors to fit in she begins to 
       understand that the Chelsea's motley crew could hold the 
       key to surviving the perils of a Manhattan childhood. With
       a voice as fabulously compelling as Holden Caulfield's, 
       Nicolaia Rips's debut is a disarming, humble, heartfelt, 
       and wise tale of coming of age amid the contradictions, 
       complexities, and shifting identities of life in New York 
       City. A bohemian Eloise for our times, Trying to Float is 
       a triumphant parable for the power of embracing difference
       in all its forms. 
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610 20 Chelsea Hotel|vBiography. 
650  0 Coming of age|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
650  0 Girls|zNew York (State)|zNew York|vBiography. 
650  0 Teenage girls|zNew York (State)|zNew York|vBiography. 
650  0 Bohemianism|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
650  0 Eccentrics and eccentricities|zNew York (State)|zNew York.
651  0 New York (N.Y.)|vBiography. 
651  0 New York (N.Y.)|xSocial life and customs. 
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