James A. Michener's The World is My Home: A Memoir PDF

By James A. Michener

ISBN-10: 080415158X

ISBN-13: 9780804151580

2014 Dial Press alternate Paperback version of 1992 book

Literary legend James A. Michener used to be "a Renaissance guy, adventurous, inquisitive, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic brain and a beneficiant heart" (The big apple instances e-book Review). during this unparalleled memoir, the guy himself tells the tale of his outstanding existence and describes the folk, occasions, and concepts that formed it. relocating back and forth throughout time, he writes concerning the many strands of his event: his ardour for trip; his lifelong infatuation with literature, track, and portray; his adventures in politics; and the labor, complications, and rewards of the writing existence. right here finally is the genuine James Michener: plainspoken, clever, and drastically sympathetic, a guy who may possibly actually say, "The global is my home."

BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from James A. Michener's Centennial.

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His hooves were so overgrown he could barely walk. He was half starved. And that's how I got a pony. He was blind in one eye. Had a huge bloated belly that never went down much, even though we got grain into his daily diet. And he had little tolerance for being ridden, none for being saddled. I sometimes rode him bareback down the steep hill to the creek, and then along the creek through the valley that ran behind everybody's properties on the road, but he tired easily, so mostly, we walked, with him tagging along like a big dog.

I had a good childhood. I had very tough junior high and high school years. But at the same time, I was ingrained with the virtues of determination, of getting up after you get knocked down, of fighting through adversity, of being tough-minded. Robert Schuller's book title 'Tough Times Don't Last But Tough People Do' is a favorite of mine. Most importantly, both my parents were great encouragers. They went along with every project, every hare-brained scheme, every business venture, from my earliest memories to their deaths.

I smashed it up pretty good on a little trip to Murray, Kentucky described elsewhere in this book. I traded what was left of the Jav in for a new 1975 Mercury Cougar. That model was the same as the Lincoln Mark IV. A big, long hood. Maybe the best car I ever owned. I was still living at home, but spending a whole lot of time at the Akron apartment of the slightly older divorcee I later married. One night, driving home very late, slightly drunk, I dozed off at the wheel and the car banged its way along the side of a cliff, against a guard rail until I woke up from the thump-thump-thump and screaming, scraping.

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