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America's Boy

A Memoir

Rouse, Wade

Book - 2006
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
America's Boy
In the tradition of such quirky and smart coming-of-age memoirs as Augusten Burroughs’s Running with Scissorsand Haven Kimmel’s A Girl Named Zippy, America’s Boyis an arresting and funny tale of growing up different in America’s heartland. Wade didn’t quite fit in. While schoolmates had crewcuts and wore Wrangler jeans, Wade styled his hair in imitation of Robbie Benson circa Ice Castlesand shopped in the Sears husky section. Wade’s father insisted on calling everyone “honey”—even male gas station attendants. His mother punctuated her conversations with “WHAT?!” and constantly answered herself as though she was being cross-examined. He goes to school with a pack of kids called goat ropers who make the boys from Deliverancelook like honor students. And he both loved and hated his perfect older brother.While other families traveled to Florida and Hawaii for vacation, Wade’s family packed their clothes in garbage bags and drove to their log cabin on Sugar Creek in the Missouri Ozarks. And it is here that Wade found refuge from his everyday struggle to fit in—until a sudden, terrible accident on the Fourth of July took his brother’s life and changed everything.Equally nostalgic, poignant, funny, and compelling, this is a story of what it is to be normal, what it means to fit in, and what it means to be yourself.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2006
ISBN: 0525949348
Branch Call Number: 306.7662 R762a 2006
Characteristics: 340 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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