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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael C. Keith Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At the age of eleven, Michael Keith left a stable life with his mother and sisters and set off to cross the country with his irresponsible hobo of a father—a real bum. The memoir, narrated without sentimentality by this funny, world-wise little boy, describes their life on the road—the characters they meet hitching rides, their adventures with bed bugs in Salvation Army bunks, the joys of finally encountering a decent meal, and the periods when Michael’s father works odd jobs to make enough money for them to move on. Despite their sad, dysfunctional life, real love exists between them.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 7/11/2013

    " A little melancholy in it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Claudia | 11/30/2012

    " Not a bad story. Engaging and sad. It could have been better written. The author relies too heavily on short cuts - cliches and hackneyed phrases. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melvago | 9/5/2012

    " Amazing how young people survive and thrive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James Hemingway | 4/19/2012

    " Thoroughly enjoyed. I liked the elements of travel and the life experiences of a boy growing up. "

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About the Author

Michael C. Keith is the author of over a dozen books mostly on the subject of broadcast media, in particular radio. A Senior Lecturer of Communication at Boston College, his books include Voices in the Purple Haze, Signals in the Air, and Talking Radio. He is a former broadcaster and the past Chair of Education for the Museum of Broadcast Communications.