Crisis, pursued by disaster, followed closely by catastrophe: a memoir of life on the run

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Random House, Aug 21, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
A journalist offers a thoughtful account of his turbulent childhood and the upheaval that forced his parents to repeatedly uproot the family and flee, leaving behind houses, possessions, and pets, without explanation, and explains how, after his parents' deaths, he used his skills as an investigative reporter to uncover the truth about his past. 35,000 first printing.

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CRISIS, PURSUED BY DISASTER, FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY CATASTROPHE: A Memoir of Life on the Run

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Journalist O'Connor's riveting debut traces a childhood shaped by his mother's and father's lies and his adult quest to uncover the truths they hid.The author grew up knowing virtually nothing of his ... Read full review

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I enjoyed this story. It was a fast-paced story of a man who grew up living with a family that would drop everything and run. He and his siblings had no idea why they were running. After his parents death, he decided to delve into his history and found out the real story. Read full review

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Mike O’Connor covered the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for NPR, and the former Yugoslavia and Central America for The New York Times and NPR. He earned an Overseas Press Club award for his reporting from Haiti and other awards for his coverage of garment sweat shops in Los Angeles. He covered Latin America for CBS News and was a television reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. He now lives in Italy, where he is a full-time writer.