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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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About the Author
Author Tony Earley

Tony Earley is the author of Here We Are in Paradise, a collection of stories; the novel Jim the Boy; the personal essay collection Somehow Form a Family; and the novel The Blue Star. A winner of a National Magazine Award for fiction, he was named one of the twenty best writers of his generation by both Granta, in 1996, and the New Yorker, in 1999. His works have appeared in Harper’sEsquire, the New Yorker, the Oxford American, the New York Times Book ReviewTin HouseBest American Short StoriesNew Stories from the South, and many other magazines and anthologies. He is a native of western North Carolina and a graduate of Warren Wilson College and the University of Alabama. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and daughter, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming associate professor of English at Vanderbilt University.