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Growing Up
Growing Up
Author: Russell Baker
ISBN: 2261
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Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Growing Up on + 18 more book reviews
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A good read (true story) about a boy growing up in the Depression.
miss-info avatar reviewed Growing Up on + 386 more book reviews
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I liked the first 3/4 of this book. Baker describes growing up poor, half-orphaned, and at the mercy of various relatives during the depression, but it never comes across as depressing or hopeless. Then he grows up and joins the military, and the last segment of the book is a search for sex. Way, way too much time is devoted to exploits, in one form or another, with women. I could have stopped reading when he goes off to college, and left off happy.
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Very nostalgic glimpse of growing up in the pre-depression and depression era. Warm and funny. A nice read!
miss-info avatar reviewed Growing Up on + 386 more book reviews
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I liked the first 3/4 of this book. Baker describes growing up poor, half-orphaned, and at the mercy of various relatives during the depression, but it never comes across as depressing or hopeless. Then he grows up and joins the military, and the last segment of the book is a search for sex. Way, way too much time is devoted to exploits, in one form or another, with women. I could have stopped reading when he goes off to college, and left off happy.
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This book is a gem. The most entertaining memoir I've ever read. You'll learn something about America and laugh out loud in the process.
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miss-info avatar reviewed Growing Up on + 386 more book reviews
I liked the first 3/4 of this book. Baker describes growing up poor, half-orphaned, and at the mercy of various relatives during the depression, but it never comes across as depressing or hopeless. Then he grows up and joins the military, and the last segment of the book is a search for sex. Way, way too much time is devoted to exploits, in one form or another, with women. I could have stopped reading when he goes off to college, and left off happy.

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