The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard audiobook

The Boys of My Youth

By Jo Ann Beard
Read by Jo Ann Beard

Little, Brown & Company 9780316085540
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Rarely does the debut of a new writer garner such attention & acclaim. The excitement began the moment “The Fourth State of Matter,” one of the fourteen extraordinary personal narratives in this book, appeared in the pages of the New Yorker. It increased when the author received a prestigious Whiting Foundation Award in November 1997, & it continued as the hardcover edition of The Boys of My Youth sold out its first printing even before publication. The author writes with perfect pitch as she takes us through one woman’s life—from childhood to marriage & beyond—and memorably captures the collision of youthful longing & the hard intransigences of time & fate.

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Summary

Summary

Rarely does the debut of a new writer garner such attention & acclaim. The excitement began the moment “The Fourth State of Matter,” one of the fourteen extraordinary personal narratives in this book, appeared in the pages of the New Yorker. It increased when the author received a prestigious Whiting Foundation Award in November 1997, & it continued as the hardcover edition of The Boys of My Youth sold out its first printing even before publication. The author writes with perfect pitch as she takes us through one woman’s life—from childhood to marriage & beyond—and memorably captures the collision of youthful longing & the hard intransigences of time & fate.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beard remembers (or imagines) her childhood self with an uncanny lucidity that startles.” New York Times Book Review
“A luminous, funny, heartbreaking book of essays about life and its defining moments.” Harper’s Bazaar
“Extraordinary…Beard is writing not with the romanticism of a girl looking up at the stars, but with the brilliant cold light of the stars looking down at us.” Chicago Tribune
“Smart, funny, and moving…A gifted and gutsy writer…This is what a first collection of stories should be.” Boston Globe
“Utterly compelling…Uncommonly beautiful…Life in these pages is an astonishment.” Newsday
“Jo Ann Beard’s narration of her autobiographical remembrances of boys [and girls] past is low-key, recounting her early family life.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jo Ann Beard

Author Bio: Jo Ann Beard

Jo Ann Beard is the author of a collection of autobiographical essays, The Boys of My Youth. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Tin House, Best American Essays, and other magazines and anthologies. She received a Whiting Foundation Award and nonfiction fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English