Growing Up

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Dec 4, 1984 - 348 pages
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This Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography is Russell Baker's unforgettable story of growing up in America between the world wars. It is the story of adversity and courage, of the poignancy of love and the awkwardness of sex, of family bonds and family tensions. "Magical . . . a work of original, biographical art".--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times.

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Witty, charming prose through a modest voice. - Goodreads
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Baker is a gifted writer and a joy to read. - Goodreads
A benchmark for anyone writing a memoir. - Goodreads
Mr. Baker's writing isn't always technically correc - Goodreads
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I love Growing up. Russell Baker writes this book with such goodhearted humor that anyone can enjoy it. I believe that no matter who you are you will find joy in this book!! Must read.

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This is an extraordinary memoir as well as a peek into one real American family's history and how they survived the Great Depression. Baker is a gifted writer and a joy to read. Highly recommend. Read full review

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

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