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Somehow Form a Family: Stories That Are Mostly True
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date November 3, 2008
Pages 172
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439568477
ISBN-10 1439568472
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Original list price $22.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
This is the book that in hardcover won unanimous praise from reviewers, who called it "beautiful and transcendent" (The Boston Globe), a book that "measures the arc of a culture's mortality in small, personal increments" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), is written "in a poker-faced style that always seems on the verge of exploding into manic laughter or howls of pain" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

They're right. Tony Earley is a writer so good at his craft that you don't read his words so much as inhale them. His first book of nonfiction is one of those unexpected classics, like Ann Lamott's Traveling Mercies, in which a great writer rips open his/her heart and takes the reader inside for a no-holds-barred tour.

In a prose style that is deceptively simple, Earley confronts the big things-God, death, civilization, family, his own clinical depression-with wit and grace, without looking away or smirking.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781565123021
 
from Algonquin Books (May 1, 2001)
9781565123021 | details & prices | 172 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.95
About: The author offers eleven essays about growing up in front of the television, fully ensconced in the imaginary world of Mayberry, Gilligan's Island, and the Brady Bunch.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781565123601
 
from Algonquin Books (May 17, 2002)
9781565123601 | details & prices | 172 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.00
About: The author offers eleven essays about growing up in front of the television, fully ensconced in the imaginary world of Mayberry, Gilligan's Island, and the Brady Bunch.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781565114630
 
Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (May 1, 2001)
9781565114630 | details & prices | 5.50 × 4.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $26.95
About: The author offers his take on God, death, civilization, and family, and discusses his struggle with clinical depression.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781565114623
 
Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (May 1, 2001)
9781565114623 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The author offers his take on God, death, civilization, and family, and discusses his struggle with clinical depression.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (November 3, 2008)
9781439568477 | details & prices | 172 pages | List price $22.00
About: This is the book that in hardcover won unanimous praise from reviewers, who called it "beautiful and transcendent" (The Boston Globe), a book that "measures the arc of a culture's mortality in small, personal increments" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), is written "in a poker-faced style that always seems on the verge of exploding into manic laughter or howls of pain" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

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