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Growing Up This Pulitzer Prize Winner Is The Saddest, Funniest, Most Tragical Yet Comical Picture Of Coming Of Age In The U.S.A In The Depresson Years And World War II That Has Ever Been Written Harrison Salisbury.

[Reading] ➼ Growing Up  ➲ Russell Baker – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Growing Up
  • Russell Baker
  • English
  • 01 July 2017
  • 0451168380

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➼ Growing Up ➲ Russell Baker – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    I found a paperback edition of this book, yellow with age A note from my mother, age 97 and suffering from dementia fell out from between the pages She said it was full of charm and humor and recommended it She was right Russell Baker had a hardscrabble childhood His father s people were Virginians rural people Education was not a family tradition, though Russell s mother always insisted that ...


  2. says:

    If you are going to write an autobiography, it helps to live through an interesting time Russell Baker did He was born in 1925 He was a kid during the Great Depression He was a young man during World War II I cannot think of a sweeter set up for a life full of stories Yet nothing interesting ever happened to him With the exception of a few mild characters he met along the way, his formative years were not remarkable After reading Growing Up, I can see why Baker took no interest in the wo If you are going to write an autobiography, it helps to live through an interesting time Russell Baker did He was born in 1925 He was a kid during the Great Depression He was a young man during World War II I cannot think of a sweeter set up for a life full of stories Yet nothing interesting ever happened to him With the exception of a few mild characters he met along the way, his formative years were not remarkable After reading Growing Up, I can see why Baker took no interest in the world around him He had no ambition He didn t think Europe entering into war was big news He is almost proud of his complete ignorance of Leon Trotsky, a man who shaped the time he was living in He had no interest and no plans for the future About halfway through reading this book, I read the back cover and was shocked...


  3. says:

    I read this book in the 10th grade for a school project and fell in love Funny, warm, witty an absolute joy to read Russel Baker is best known for writing a column in the NY Times called Poor Russel s Almanac, and Growing Up is a memoir about his own childhood growing up in 1930 s America He is a real life Charlie Brown, who looks back upon his own bumblings and foibles with humor and grace It is one of my father s favorite books as well, and I feel that pretty much anyone with half a heart I read this book in the 10th grade for a school project and fell in love Funny, warm, witty an absolute joy to read Russel Baker is...


  4. says:

    The memoir, Growing Up written by an outstanding author named Russel Baker, takes the readers to a nostalgic journey of his life as a curious young boy living in the rural Virginia to a determined writer The memoir starts from a scene of his eighty years old mother lying down in the hospital bed despite being an energetic women in the early days and being a strong advocate of feminism, she has grown old and become senile By looking at his senile mother, Russel recognizes human infirmity and The memoir, Growing Up written by an outstanding author named Russel Baker, takes the readers to a nostalgic journey of his life as a curious young boy living in the rural Virginia to a determined writer The memoir starts from a scene of his eighty years old mother lying down in the hospital bed despite being an energetic women in the early days and being a strong advocate of feminism, she has grown old and become senile By looking at his senile mother, Russel recognizes human infirmity and aging over time, ending up thinking about his past childhood and his overall happy memories with his mother Gazing upon his mother, Russel thinks about his parents and chil...


  5. says:

    Growing Up by Russell BakerAs with many of the books in my want to read list I ve already read this book and because I liked it so much I wanted to be sure to say so in a review I remember Russell Baker from Masterpiece Theater I always liked his low key manner and humor So when I saw this Pulitzer Prize winning memoir I wanted to read it Baker s mother was a major figure in his life and this story She was a strong woman and would not accept laziness or failure which was a good thing for Growing Up by Russell BakerAs with many of the books in my want to read list I ve already read this book and because I liked it so much I wanted to be sure to say so in a review I remember Russell Baker from Masterpiece Theater I always liked his low key manner and humor So when I saw this Pulitzer Prize winning memoir I wanted to read it Baker s mother was a major figure in his life and this story She was a strong woman and would not accept laziness or failure which was a good thing for Russell His father died when he was 5 years old, his family was desperately poor, and it was the time of the Great Depression Much happened in his life between then and now His humor came through often in this book What comes to my mind is the ...


  6. says:

    I enjoyed all of what I read in this book, but unfortunately, it began moving slower than I needed it to I didn t finish it even though I read it many years ago in college for a class I like his humor and honesty, though.


  7. says:

    Fabulous, witty, droll, pitch perfect A timeless memoir.


  8. says:

    For the solar eclipse last month, my family traveled to the friendly little town of Benton, KY, which was in the path of totality I love to visit the public library wherever I may be, so that was our first stop I was drawn like a magnet to a few shelves set aside for an ongoing book sale Hardbacks were a quarter, paperbacks just a dime Well, you can t beat those prices One of my treasures was the autobiography Growing Up by Russell Baker, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 I know For the solar eclipse last month, my family traveled to the friendly little town of Benton, KY, which was in the path of totality I love to visit the public library wherever I may be, so that was our first stop I was drawn like a magnet to a few shelves set aside for an ongoing book sale Hardbacks were a quarter, paperbacks just a dime Well, you can t beat those prices One of my treasures was the autobiography Growing Up by Russell Baker, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 I know I read it all those years ago, but it was so long...


  9. says:

    Russell Baker begins his memoir with a child s eye view of a blissful life in the rural mountains of Virginia with his mother, father, an abundance of Baker uncles and a much loved grandmother In later childhood and in adolescence he experienced the Great Depression in Newark NJ and Balti, mostly while living amongst some equally interesting maternal uncles He speaks of the three strong women who influenced him strength being not always an entirely positive attributeI was expecti Russell Baker begins his memoir with a child s eye view of a blissful life in the rural mountains of...


  10. says:

    I first came across an excerpt from this memoir in a seventh grade literature book Turns out, that excerpt happens to be one of the most lively sections of the memoir Baker s book made its way onto my independent reading list for 9 10th grade students, so I found it at a sale and picked it up to read myself It s an okay biography and Baker is a pleasant companion, but I wonder how much today s high school students will identify wit...

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