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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce McCall Narrator: Bruce McCall Publisher: HarperCollins Canada Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this subversively funny memoir, the acclaimed New Yorker humorist and Canadian expat Bruce McCall tells what it was like to grow up in Simcoe, Toronto, and Windsor, Ontario, crammed into shabby and close quarters with a family that was dysfunctional before the word had even been invented. Bruce McCall's father was an inaccessible tyrant. His mother drank to blunt the effect of her husband's rages and to dodge the duties of taking care of six children.

Thin Ice recounts the author's setbacks, sometimes as high comedy, sometimes as pure agony, and shows how he transcended them. While failing at hockey, political rebellion, and high school, McCall turned to reading and art as psychological salvation. Ultimately, he read, wrote, and drew himself out of pennilessness and despair and came to terms with his family's problems. This honest and remarkable memoir recounts a story of adversity overcome.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Larry | 10/9/2007

    " The most depressing book I couldn't ever put down. Life as a boy, in a dysfunctional home in Canada in the 40's-50's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Larry | 9/4/2007

    " The most depressing book I couldn't ever put down. Life as a boy, in a dysfunctional home in Canada in the 40's-50's. "

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