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I think most people would agree that situations like Toby's only make you a stronger person.
This is the story of a boy whose father is absent, whose step-father is abusive, and whose mother is trying to make the best of a grim life.
Tobias Wolff narrates the book in a very interesting way, and this is the technique that catches the reader.
I love memoirs, but this one was kind of hard for me to get through. I didn't find Tobias to be very likable as a youth. He seemed to be a liar and a trouble maker. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megs
This is a change-your-life caliber book, if you can get it into the right hands at the right time. I'm way past my teen and adolescent years, but this book brought back a lot of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Avid Reader
Loved it. What a colorful life story. I would recommend it.Published 1 month ago by Michael Ridgeway
I saw the movie first with Robert De Niro some time ago- actually own it on DVD now and watch from time to time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wilson Pupps
Very engaging memoir from the first page onwards. Mr. Wolff has a natural ability to write engagingly in a relaxed way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bob Hoskins
Very dissappointed, writing all over the book - every page. Not good notes either.Published 2 months ago by Amy Phifer
I have had my eye on this book for years, it had great reviews and it covers a time, place, and person that I thought would make a great memoir. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eric Lee Smith