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This Boy's Life: A Memoir
By Tobias Wolff and Oliver Wyman (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Highbridge Co
Publication date July 27, 2010
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Una rep
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781615730889
ISBN-10 1615730885
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $34.95
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: First published in 1989, this memoir has become a classic in the genre. With this book, Wolff essentially launched the memoir craze that has been going strong ever since. It was made into a movie in 1993.Fiction writer Tobias Wolff electrified critics with his scarifying 1989 memoir, which many deemed as notable for its artful structure and finely wrought prose as for the events it describes. The story is pretty grim: Teenaged Wolff moves with his divorced mother from Florida to Utah to Washington State to escape her violent boyfriend. When she remarries, Wolff finds himself in a bitter battle of wills with his abusive stepfather, a contest in which the two prove to be more evenly matched than might have been supposed. Deception, disguise, and illusion are the weapons the young man learns to employ as he grows up-not bad training for a writer-to-be. Somber though this tale of family strife is, it is also darkly funny and so artistically satisfying that listeners come away exhilarated.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780871132482
 
from Atlantic Monthly Pr (December 1, 1988); titled "This Boy's Life: A Memoir"
9780871132482 | details & prices | List price $18.95
About: The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060972776 Book cover for 9780802136688
 
from Grove Pr (January 20, 2000); titled "This Boy's Life: A Memoir"
9780802136688 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up.
from Perennial (December 1, 1989); titled "This Boy's Life: A Memoir"
9780060972776 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.00
About: The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up
CD/Spoken Word
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With Oliver Wyman (other contributor) | Una rep edition from Highbridge Co (July 27, 2010); titled "This Boy's Life: A Memoir"
9781615730889 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $34.95
About: First published in 1989, this memoir has become a classic in the genre.
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Harperaudio (March 1, 1993); titled "This Boy's Life: A Memoir"
9781559947633 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Wolff chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (February 1, 2000); titled "This Boy's Life: A Memoir"
9780606335423 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.35
About: The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008); titled "This Boy's Life: A Memoir"
9781439500071 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $23.95
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999); titled "This Boy's Life: A Memoir"
9780833553805 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $28.10
About: The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up.

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