Lost In Place: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 14, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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From the author of Iron & Silk comes a charming and frequently uproarious account of an American adolescence in the age of Bruce Lee, Ozzy Osborne, and Kung Fu. As Salzman recalls coming of age with one foot in Connecticut and the other in China (he wanted to become a wandering Zen monk), he tells the story of a teenager trying to attain enlightenment before he's learned to drive.


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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Sort of a prequel to his _Iron and Silk_. I could personally relate to many of Salzman's aspirations and childhood fascinations, and even shared some of the same childhood TV shows... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Nicely written memoir about Salzman's odd and goofy childhood. The characters ring true, and the absurdities made me smile. Worthwhile, though not as riveting as his True Notebooks. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
22
Section 3
33
Section 4
50
Section 5
72
Section 6
88
Section 7
100
Section 8
108
Section 10
129
Section 11
139
Section 12
163
Section 13
188
Section 14
206
Section 15
225
Section 16
258
Copyright

Section 9
119

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About the author (2011)

Mark Salzman (b. 1959) is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. The son of a social worker and a music teacher, Salzman grew up in Connecticut and studied Chinese language and philosophy at Yale University. After college, he spent two years in China, learning martial arts from some of China's most renowned teachers, an experience he documented in his bestselling memoir "Iron & Silk". He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, director Jessica Yu, and their two daughters.

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