Audio Book CD. About The Author. His writing has received many honors, including Customer Reviews of Townie: A Memoir. Select Parent Grandparent Teacher Kid at heart. Age of the child I gave this to:.
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Hours of Play:. Tell Us Where You Are:. Preview Your Review. Thank you. Your review has been submitted and will appear here shortly. Reviews Rated 4 out of 5 by CurG from Fascinating A fascinating look at the specific family dynamics he experienced, but even more interesting was the look at the dynamics of a place in which the "townies" and the academics who are transplanted in clash against each other in many ways.
Definitely worth reading this one. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from a compelling true story of growing up in the tough side of town with all the disadvantages of living in poverty and having to fight his way throughout, yet making it despite overwhelming tough obstacles.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grayv from Life starts badly but has a silver lining Andre Dubus' amazing bio starts off when he is a child and his dad, famous writer, Andre Dubus Sr, leaves their family to live as a bachelor. Bad times follow as Dubus' mother struggles to raise three children with very little financial support from the father.
Episode 69: Andre Dubus III, Townie: A Memoir
Predictably, they soon are forced to move into the very worst parts of town and Andre becomes immersed in a sub-culture of drugs, fighting and petty crime. He finds some emotional catharsis in drugs and in brawling but as his teen years come to a close, he feels like he is wasting his life amongst the desperation of his neighbourhood. Repeated tries at college and a brief career in carpentry get him back on track until he finally realizes that writing is the only satisfying occupation for him.
The bio concerns itself with Andre's struggles with his rage and his propensity for getting in fights unnnecessarily. It also tackles the awkward relationship that Andre shares with his father, who returns to become more a friend than a parent. It is an inspiring to see someone who by all accounts should have ended up nowhere turning their life around and becoming quite successful.
Dubus has lived a very interesting and volatile life up to his career as a writer and I think anyone will find this bio to be quite addictive and a quick read. Extra Content.
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