This Boy's Life: A Memoir Tobias Wolff
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
While we were waiting for it to cool we heard, from somewhere above us, the bawling of an airhorn. Our car boiled over again just after my mother and I crossed the Continental Divide. This Boy's Life: A Memoir, Tobias Wolff. In fact, this is exactly the type of story that started the Memoir Revolution. One scene after another doing tremendous work in the narrative, with exquisitely selective detail. Barron's 1001 Pitfalls in English Grammar. Barrington, Judith Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art; Lifesaving. Bateson, Catherine Composing a Life; Through a Daughter's Eye. Many of the memoirs that line my bookshelves I've not yet read, and that's okay, even though my Tobias Wolff, This Boy's Life: A Memoir. *Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, a scene driven memoir; as well as Geoffrey Wolff's Duke of Deception. I have many favorite memoirs, and usually the one I like best is the one I'm currently reading, but I do have some I revisit often, ones that bring a smile to my face just seeing their covers, old friends I never get tired of passing time with. Bragg, Rick All Over But the Shoutin'; Ava's Man. One of the first, Tobias Wolff in This Boy's Life (1989) told his bleak story about trying to grow up, raised by a single mom and an absentee dad.