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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: April 2007 ISBN: 9781598874464
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In essays that have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, and Oxford American, Earley writes about finding a place in the world without losing sight of where you came from. He confronts the big issues <#150> God, death, civilization, family < Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 William | 11/17/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 9/20/2011

    " I read this my freshman year in college. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 6/30/2011

    " Read this book a few years back, saw that I gave it a 4-star on paperbackswap ("really liked it") but totally don't remember it. :-p So it must have been just okay, so I'm giving it a 2-star here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 4/3/2011

    " Tony Earley is SUCH a good writer. This collection of "personal essays" about his life is engaging and emotionally provoking (ie, laughter, tears, and in-between). Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 3/29/2011

    " There were a couple of these short stories (specifically the airplane around the world one) that were incredibly boring. But, most of it I loved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sage | 12/5/2010

    " Funny and sad. Great writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharri | 12/5/2010

    " I enjoyed these stories from Tony Earley's life. But, still, I liked "Jim the Boy" so much that I now have super-high expectations for Mr. Earley. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erwin | 7/31/2010

    " The stories were too formulaic. They didn't need that last preachy paragraph that tied the story (sometimes very weakly) into some grander scheme. He gets wonderful reviews as an author (so says the dust jacket), so perhaps I will try out the novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie G | 4/21/2010

    " Fun little collection of short stories! =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 3/28/2010

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 2/11/2010

    " Read this book a few years back, saw that I gave it a 4-star on paperbackswap ("really liked it") but totally don't remember it. :-p So it must have been just okay, so I'm giving it a 2-star here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 4/20/2009

    " Tony Earley is SUCH a good writer. This collection of "personal essays" about his life is engaging and emotionally provoking (ie, laughter, tears, and in-between). Highly recommended.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 1/30/2009

    " There were a couple of these short stories (specifically the airplane around the world one) that were incredibly boring. But, most of it I loved. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 bookczuk | 1/3/2009

    " Not quite as heartwarming as I had hoped, but it had moments of amusement and insight. I particularly liked the essay on The Quare Gene simply because dialects interest me so much.


    Talk about titles to give you an earworm! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 m.g. | 8/21/2008

    " 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 C. | 7/1/2008

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/16/2008

    " I read this my freshman year in college. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 3/12/2008

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erwin | 5/24/2007

    " The stories were too formulaic. They didn't need that last preachy paragraph that tied the story (sometimes very weakly) into some grander scheme. He gets wonderful reviews as an author (so says the dust jacket), so perhaps I will try out the novel. "

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