A Memoir

Audiobook CD - 2012
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After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate town they all struggled variously to escape.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, p2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780449012512
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Apr 14, 2014

After reading Russo's Pulitzer novel 'Empire Falls' - which I loved - I was curious to know about Russo's life. Really, this book focuses mostly on Russo's mother and his relationship with her. Not easy to listen to at times, as he can seem to be merely kvetching at times, but his voice (yes, Russo himself reads his memoir) was arresting and helped me feel the subsurface emotion in his sentences.

Apr 06, 2013

I didn't finish this. It's about the author's mom, and I got frustrated as he attempted to describe her world from her perspective, when it was his perspective of her perspective. Fine in a novel, but I found it frustrating here. Or maybe I was just in the mood for something more exciting.


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