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Gathering Noise from My Life: A Camouflaged Memoir
The noise gathered from a lifetime of engaging with war, race, religion, memory, illness, and family echoes through the vignettes, quotations, graffiti, and poetry that Donald Anderson musters here, fragments of the humor and horror of life, the absurdities that mock reason and the despair that yields laughter. Gathering Noise from My Life offers sonic shards of a tune at ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by University Of Iowa Press
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I wanted to like this book more, and I can't help but think that those who do not know Don personally will find it intriguing and thought-provoking. It captures his personality--his interests, amusements, distastes--in a unique way. It is as much about the history surrounding his life as it is about the man himself, sprinkled with "noise"--references to media and popular culture which constitute the ongoing distractions of living. With his career in the military and his post-military career of ...more