Trailer Trash: an '80s Memoir

Book Cover

SATIRE COMEDY BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR

1980s & '90s

Angie Cavallari

Logline

Trailer Trash tells the story of Angie Cavallari, your typical girl growing up in the 1980s who finds herself cradled in an arm of a society that would be considered anything but your paradigmatic suburban neighborhood. In 1980, Angie and her two siblings are dropped into a world of the poorest tenements—trailer parks. But these are not your usual run-of-the-mill Florida retirement occupants—these are tenants with issues that Angie soon realizes are the same that can happen anywhere—even under her own roof.  Her place in society is further confused by the fact that she shares a postage-sized yard with a less-desired community by societal standards and attends a prestigious private school over an hour away and world’s away from her home life. After spending a decade living in a world of indiscernible differences, Angie’s family decides it’s time to pull up stakes, sell the trailer park and buy a double-wide trailer of their own in the Carnie Capital of World, Gibsonton, Florida.  Trailer Trash: an '80s Memoir takes readers down the path of memory lane and travels through the fog of Ozone-destroying hairsprays, cigarettes and the hormonal haze of coming-of-age in the 1980s. Funny at times, nostalgic throughout, Trailer Trash hits on some serious notes and undertones about societal differences and the trials of surviving childhood in the ‘80s.

Genre

Satire, Comedy, Biographical, Memoir

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Tampa, Florida

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Retro Publishing, LLC

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

A coming-of-age story of a girl who calls a trailer park home but spends her days in a private school several miles and worlds away from her eccentric community. Based in the 1980s, Trailer Trash takes viewers down the path of memory lane and travels through the fog of Ozone-destroying hairsprays.

Ending Description

The main character's family decides to sell their trailer park business only to move into a trailer home in Gibsonton, Florida—the carnie capitol of the world. The second book (in production) picks up there and chronicles the 1990s as well.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Angie

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Sexy, Underdog, Clumsy, Complex, Sophisticated, Empathetic, Aspiring, Adventurous, Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Anna

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Manipulative, Beautiful, Blunt, Crazy, Leader, Charming, Villainous, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Jason

Age: 8

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Flexible, Empathetic, Naive, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Mom (actual name never used)

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Narcissistic, Manipulative, Insecure, Secretive, Sarcastic, Beautiful

Logline

Trailer Trash tells the story of Angie Cavallari, your typical girl growing up in the 1980s who finds herself cradled in an arm of a society that would be considered anything but your paradigmatic suburban neighborhood. In 1980, Angie and her two siblings are dropped into a world of the poorest tenements—trailer parks. But these are not your usual run-of-the-mill Florida retirement occupants—these are tenants with issues that Angie soon realizes are the same that can happen anywhere—even under her own roof.  Her place in society is further confused by the fact that she shares a postage-sized yard with a less-desired community by societal standards and attends a prestigious private school over an hour away and world’s away from her home life. After spending a decade living in a world of indiscernible differences, Angie’s family decides it’s time to pull up stakes, sell the trailer park and buy a double-wide trailer of their own in the Carnie Capital of World, Gibsonton, Florida.  Trailer Trash: an '80s Memoir takes readers down the path of memory lane and travels through the fog of Ozone-destroying hairsprays, cigarettes and the hormonal haze of coming-of-age in the 1980s. Funny at times, nostalgic throughout, Trailer Trash hits on some serious notes and undertones about societal differences and the trials of surviving childhood in the ‘80s.

Short Summary

A coming-of-age story of a girl who calls a trailer park home but spends her days in a private school several miles and worlds away from her eccentric community. Based in the 1980s, Trailer Trash takes viewers down the path of memory lane and travels through the fog of Ozone-destroying hairsprays.


The main character's family decides to sell their trailer park business only to move into a trailer home in Gibsonton, Florida—the carnie capitol of the world. The second book (in production) picks up there and chronicles the 1990s as well.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Angie

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Sexy, Underdog, Clumsy, Complex, Sophisticated, Empathetic, Aspiring, Adventurous, Desperate

Character 1

Name: Anna

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Manipulative, Beautiful, Blunt, Crazy, Leader, Charming, Villainous, Seductive

Character 2

Name: Jason

Age: 8

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Flexible, Empathetic, Naive, Aggressive

Character 3

Name: Mom (actual name never used)

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Narcissistic, Manipulative, Insecure, Secretive, Sarcastic, Beautiful

Supplemental Materials

Information not completed