How does one young man survive the deaths of his entire family and manage
to make something worthwhile of his life? In Things The Grandchildren
Should Know Mark Oliver Everett tells the story of what it's like to grow
up the insecure son of a genius in a wacky Virginia Ice Storm-like family.
Left to run wild with his sister, his father off in some parallel universe
of his own invention, Everett's upbringing was 'ridiculous, sometimes
tragic and always unsteady'. But somehow he manages to not only survive his
crazy upbringing and ensuing tragedies; he makes something of his life,
striking out on a journey to find himself by channelling his experiences
into his, eventually, critically acclaimed music with the Eels. But it's
not an easy path. Told with surprising candour, Things The Grandchildren
Should Know is an inspiring and remarkable story, full of hope, humour and
wry wisdom.

Mark Oliver Everett—Things The Grandchildren Should Know

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