Lost In Place: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 14, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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From the author of Iron & Silk comes a charming and frequently uproarious account of an American adolescence in the age of Bruce Lee, Ozzy Osborne, and Kung Fu. As Salzman recalls coming of age with one foot in Connecticut and the other in China (he wanted to become a wandering Zen monk), he tells the story of a teenager trying to attain enlightenment before he's learned to drive.


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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Nicely written memoir about Salzman's odd and goofy childhood. The characters ring true, and the absurdities made me smile. Worthwhile, though not as riveting as his True Notebooks. Read full review

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User Review  - JeremyPreacher - LibraryThing

Some things never really change, and growing up in middle-class suburbia seems to be one of them. This is a charming, if somewhat glib, story and the martial arts instructor Mark encounters is almost ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
22
Section 5
33
Section 6
50
Section 7
72
Section 8
88
Section 9
100
Section 10
108
Section 11
119
Section 12
139
Section 13
163
Section 14
258
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About the author (2011)

Mark Salzman (b. 1959) is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. The son of a social worker and a music teacher, Salzman grew up in Connecticut and studied Chinese language and philosophy at Yale University. After college, he spent two years in China, learning martial arts from some of China's most renowned teachers, an experience he documented in his bestselling memoir "Iron & Silk". He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, director Jessica Yu, and their two daughters.

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