Half the House: A Memoir

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Harcourt Brace, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 175 pages
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Half the House is the story of a family repeatedly visited by death and suffering; of a boy burdened with a terrible secret; of a father and son estranged by grief and anger. Richard Hoffman recalls his boyhood in postwar, blue collar Allentown, PA, a world of breweries and ballfields, by turns idyllic and brutal. He depicts his family's struggles to maintain their dignity while caring for two of his brothers, who are terminally ill, and reveals how, under such circumstances, hope and denial become one; love and rage are inextricably fused; and silence and unreality threaten.

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User Review  - Byron Edgington - Goodreads

Here we have a memoir of growing up in a dying town, with two dying brothers, a physically and emotionally abusive father and a sexually predatory baseball coach. Toss in the mother's consuming ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tamara Blickhan - Goodreads

Recommended by author of "Writing the Memoir" by Barrington, Judith as one style of writing memoir. Also bought "Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)" by Jenny Lawson for free ... Read full review


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Mark A. Glick has a Ph.D. in economics and a J.D. in law. He is a professor of economics at the University of Utah Department of Economics, where he teaches law and economics and industrial organization. He also serves as Of Counsel with the law firm Parsons Behle & Latimer, where he practices in the areas of intellectual property and antitrust. He is a graduate of UCLA, The New School for Social Research, and Columbia University.

Lara A. Reymann is a member of the Litigation Department at Parsons Behle & Latimer, where she practices intellectual property law. Ms. Reymann graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in government and a minor in philosophy. She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where she worked in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic for several years.

Richard Hoffman is a director at LECG with over 12 years of experience in accounting and consulting. He is a CPA and is Accredited in Business Valuations. Rick worked at international accounting firms for approximately 10 years before joining LECG in 2000. He also has been an adjunct professor at the University of Utah.

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