Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son
"An extraordinarily moving portrait of the complexities and confusions of familial love". -- The New York Times"His story is fascinating, and the portrait of lost childhood offered here evokes one of the archetypal dreams of the American mind". -- E. L. Doctorow
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"One of the most interesting books of the year,'' said LJ's reviewer of this 1985 title. In it, Hochschild, cofounder of the magazine Mother Jones, reveals the relationship between himself and his ... Read full review
An insightful and complex portrait of a father/son relationship. The father is by no means a monster -rigid and distant but with good intentions. The family is not dysfunctional. The son is given advantages most people can barely imagine. Yet he becomes physically ill when alone with his father and strives to distance himself from the world of privilege he has inherited. However different a reader's relationships with his parents are or were, I think this book provides some insights for most of us. Hochschild's memoir of his journey from fearing his father to moving away from him to accepting him and finally loving him is deeply moving.