The world is my home: a memoir

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Random House, Jan 15, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 519 pages
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The author describes his childhood in a foster home, his service in the navy during World War II, the beginning of his writing career, and his travels

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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

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About the author (1992)

James A. Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.