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I read this decades ago, and still have the paperback copy on my bookshelf.
It is almost, in fact, as if he is proud of his amoral stance, as though it lends a patina of masculinity, something which he seems insecure about anyway.
I believe this is an excellently told life story; a skillfully rendered bit of writing.
I've read and reread this book. I recommend it to my best friends. They can know me through this book like I can know Conroy. Weepy a few times, guffawed once or twice. Read morePublished 4 months ago by sdillon2
Most of book club liked it - I never finished it - too laborious / boring.Published 4 months ago by Jan
I think we all have an interesting story to tell. The ability to put on paper is a gift. To me a good memoir is one of the best reads. This is one of them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by RobNY
I read this decades ago, and still have the paperback copy on my bookshelf. If it ever wears out, I'll purchase it for my kindle. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ann Carbine Best
A friend gave me this book, telling me it had lasted with him since he'd read it many years ago. I was stunned by the beauty of the writing and its subject matter, Conroy's life... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Katharine N. Begien
I had never heard of this writer until my book club chose it, but I was enthralled from the first page. I was amazed at Mr. Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by J. S. Loeb
The best memoir of childhood I've ever read. Conroy's gift for describing the uncertainties and challenges of growing up is masterful. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Andrew R