What Is That Boy Going to Do Next?: A Memoir

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iUniverse, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 132 pages
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What Is That Boy Going To Do Next? is a story about a maverick, a nonconforming teenager, with an insatiable curiosity about the world of diverse people, places and ideas.It is also a tale of a teenager's tough-loving mom and the tension it causes, a strict dad incapable of taking care of business because of addiction to alcohol, a generously loving stepmom whose support is transformative, and a brother practicing his version of sibling rivalry.At age 14, the boy flees a monotonous life in St. Louis. And after a long and circuitous journey that includes living in Bainbridge (Maryland), Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego and traveling in the Pacific and the Far East to places such as Honolulu, Guam, Okinawa, Samar Island, Manila, Shanghai, Tsingtao, Tokyo and Yokosuka-at age 19, he finally settles in New York City-where as an adult he becomes an accomplished and multifaceted educator.
 

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WHAT IS THAT BOY GOING TO DO NEXT?: A Memoir

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A chatty, engaging memoir of the author's adventurous life as a teenaged boy during the '40s.At age 13, Isom, an African-American boy growing up in St. Louis, decided he could not abide school any ... Read full review

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Contents

Mound City
1
To No Avail
6
Betwixt And Between
11
Unbounded
16
Reviving Hope
24
Trying To Make It Real
28
High Noon In New York
36
Real Sailor
42
Disenchantment
66
On Ice
75
Bravado
81
Meandering
87
Another Look
92
Reunion
102
Great Expectations
107
Epilogue
111

The Andy
48
Living The Dream
59

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