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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tony Earley Narrator: Tony Earley Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tony Earley has a voice and a sensibility that cuts to the heart of the way we live today. He’s not smug, he’s not self-consciously hip, he’s not flashy. He writes in a deceptively simple style, yet his work reveals a complex mind, an empathetic heart, and a questing spirit.

In Somehow Form a Family, Earley writes about finding a place in a world without losing sight of where you came from. In his late 30s, he is neither a Boomer nor a GenXer. He stands with one foot in the rural South and one foot in the ersatz suburbia of the Brady Bunch. Candidly discussing his struggles with clinical depression, he confronts the big issues—God, death, civilization, family—with grace and wit, without glibness or evasion. Whether he’s imagining his mountaineer grandmother’s only foray into the wider world, tracking ghosts with a parapsychologist and finding his dead sister, or dodging suicide, Earley has clearly lost patience with the knee-jerk irony so prevalent around young writers today. His is a journey into authenticity, from faith through unbelief and into a new faith—a journey “toward whatever miracle comes up next.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by m.g. | 8/29/2013

    " this collection is not very good save for the first essay (the book's namesake) which is fantastic-a nostalgic, hilarious pop-culture drenched remembrance of childhood, it's a great essay and worth find the book just to read that one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by C. | 7/1/2013

    " A wonderful, probably mostly unheard of collection of essays/memoir with a wonderful title that I wished I had thought of for my book. Earley writes pointedly and poetically about the heartbreak of growing up in mostly normal family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anna | 4/20/2012

    " Worth reading for the first essay alone. It's a knockout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by William | 11/17/2011

    " Re-reading this one. His new novel just released. Good stuff. "

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