A plainspoken and one of a kind account, set mainly in the Missouri Ozarks during the Great Depression, of one boy’s bumpy struggle through childhood and puberty to early manhood. Often humorous and sometimes bawdy, the iconoclastic and disturbing work is inspiring throughout.

Wayne Holmes

Wayne Holmes' memoir is a wonderful reminder of how one person can live in more than one time and how miraculously different the past can be. ----Speer Morgan, editor of The Missouri Review

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Holmes writes a coming of age memoir that is both personal history and an excellent cultural time capsule. Think Huck Finn, without the nostalgia, in his account of a maturing boy, his family, and their neighbors in stories that might have been told on the front porch of a community general store -- without the women present. ---Fred Pfister, editor of The Ozarks Mountaineer

OCT
19
2010

Ozarks Extension Meeting - 11:00am
St. John's Cancer Center 2055 S. Fremont
Springfield MO
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OCT
23
2010

Barnes & Noble Bookstore - 2:00 pm
Wichita, KS

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NOV
4
5
6
2010

Missouri Folklore Society Meeting - 11:00am
1st Baptist Church
12325 East Highway 86
Neosho, MO
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DEC
1
2010

Armchair University -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Brentwood Library 
2214 S Brentwood Blvd 
Springfield MO 

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