Half the House: A Memoir
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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Review: Half the HouseUser 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
Review: Half the HouseUser 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