Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir

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Harper Collins, Oct 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
17 Reviews

In this affectionate and unvarnished recollection of his past, Tony Hillerman looks at seventy-six years spent getting from hard-times farm boy to bestselling author. Using the gifts of a talented novelist and reporter, Hillerman draws brilliant portrait not just of his life, but of the world around him.

  

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User Review  - Paula Eeds - Goodreads

I loved this book. I wanted to find out more about this marvelous writer who wrote the Leaphorn & Chee series that I love so much. Read full review

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User Review  - Will Boncher - Goodreads

Not to say he had a boring life or anything, and it was kind of interesting to see where he got his writing motivation, but meh. Read full review

Contents

Life in the City Different
205
Stranger in the Ivory Tower
216
Janet Tony Monica Steve and Finally Dan
221
Inside the Ivory Tower
232
Doer of Undignified Deeds
236
Crazy Bus vs the Organization
242
The FAQs
251
Life Among the Flower Children
262

The Sentimental Journey
66
At Last the Real War
74
Crossing the Vosges
89
How to Get a Bronze Star Without Knowing Why
93
Life in the Mertzwiller Convent
103
The Worst of Course Winter Ever
110
Halls of Ivy
164
Now the Good Life Begins
189
Death Watch at the Morning Press
195
Back to the Dineh
281
That Detour to Zuni
283
Breakout Book
294
Finally Finding Moon
311
El Fin
318
Addendum
321
Bibliography
332
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About the author (2002)

Tony Hillerman was the former president of the Mystery Writers of America and received its Edgar® and Grand Master awards. His other honors include the Center for the American Indian’s Ambassador Award, the Silver Spur Award for the best novel set in the West, and the Navajo Tribe’s Special Friend Award. He lived with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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