The world is my home: a memoir

Front Cover
Random House, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 519 pages
22 Reviews
JAMES MICHENER was "a Renaissance man, adventurous, inquisitive, energetic, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic mind and a generous heart."* Now, one of America's most beloved novelists gives us the story of his own remarkable life . . . . (*The New York Times Book Review) From the Trade Paperback edition.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
8
4 stars
6
3 stars
6
2 stars
1
1 star
1

He spins a good yarn, even about his own life. - Goodreads
He is a tremendous writer. - Goodreads
How he came to be a writer is here in a beguiling way. - Goodreads

Review: The World Is My Home: A Memoir

User Review  - Rex Fuller - Goodreads

With undiminished affection for Michener and his work, I admit I only skimmed the last parts of this one–the constant digressions got to me a bit. But at some point it will worm its way back for true ... Read full review

Review: The World Is My Home: A Memoir

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

This book is soooo amazing. You'll never come across someone as interesting as Mitchner and all the things he's done. Was so interesting, I read it pretty quick despite the length. Told my Mom about ... Read full review

Contents

Mutiny
3
Tour
23
Vice
92
Copyright

12 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1992)

Universally revered novelist James A. Michener was forty before he decided on writing as a career. Prior to that, he had been an outstanding academic, an editor, and a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His first book, Tales of the South Pacific, won a Pulitzer Prize and became the basis of the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. In the course of the next forty years Mr. Michener wrote such monumental bestsellers as Sayonara, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Hawaii, The Source, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Alaska, Caribbean, and Mexico.

Decorated with America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Mr. Michener served on the Advisory Council to NASA, held honorary doctorates in five fields from thirty leading universities, and received a

Bibliographic information