Growing Up

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Thorndike Press, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 438 pages
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For use in schools and libraries only. This is Russell Baker's story of growing up in America between the world wars--in the backwoods mountains of Virginia, in a New Jersey commuter town, and finally in the Depression-shadowed urban landscape of Baltimore.

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Witty, charming prose through a modest voice. - Goodreads
Baker is a fantastic writer - Goodreads
Mr. Baker's prose is a delight. - Goodreads
A benchmark for anyone writing a memoir. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Crystal Erickson - Goodreads

I bought this at a yard sale. Took it home and read it in one day...loved it. Witty ,engaging and honest, I felt a kinship with his characters and loved his prose. A must read. Read full review

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User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

This memoir was suggested by Tristine Rainer in her book, Your Life as Story, so I thought I'd give it a go and so glad I did. This is one of the best memoirs I've ever read. His description is so ... Read full review

About the author (1983)

RUSSELL BAKER is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer known for his satirical commentary and self-critical prose.

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