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Parallel Play by Tim Page
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Jan 18, 10

bookshelves: biography, highly-recommended, public-library
Read from January 16 to 18, 2010

This book should be called "Tim Page's quite decent, perhaps even great, life."

Because the subtitle alludes to his psychological struggles, I was expecting something a lot bleaker, but it turns out that in many ways Page's circumstances were quite fortunate: a family that was supportive financially, emotionally, and socially; a culture-rich childhood that evolved into encounters with capable mentors when he was a young man, and the ability to make a living doing what he loves. Many have not been so fortunate.

It's not an exceptionally deep or monumental book, but I think it's quite good nonetheless, and is quite evocative of growing up in the second half of the twentieth century.

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