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The Hero's Body: A Memoir by [Giraldi, William]
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“Giraldi writes with subtlety about the unsubtle world of clanging metal, exploring with frank tenderness the ways men form friendships and how those friendships can grow into love. The Hero’s Body is suffused with platonic masculine love, the love of weight lifting buddies and motorcycles and the men who ride them, in particular the author’s doomed father. . . . Giraldi has written a powerful and sympathetic accounting of the lengths men will go to discover themselves through the workings of their fragile and complicated bodies, and the ways they discover hidden strength.”
- Michael Ian Black, New York Times Book Review

“A wise and thoughtful personal narrative as well as an illuminating portrait of a seductive, if hazardous, American subculture. . . . The Hero’s Body itself captures a merging of hard experience and literary aspiration. In this gathering of memories, a gifted writer has certainly found the right words.”
- Gordon Marino, Wall Street Journal

About the Author

William Giraldi is the author of the of the memoir The Hero’s Body, and critically hailed novels Busy Monsters and Hold the Dark, which is soon to be a major motion picture from Netflix. He is fiction editor for the journal AGNI at Boston University. He lives in Boston with his wife and sons.

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  • File Size: 3663 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Liveright; 1 edition (August 9, 2016)
  • Publication Date: August 9, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016E0RP5C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #775,601 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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