Pat Conroy


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in Atlanta, Georgia, The United States
October 26, 1945

Died
March 04, 2016

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Pat Conroy (1945 - 2016) was the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs and seven novels, including The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, and The Lords of Discipline. Born the eldest of seven children in a rigidly disciplined military household, he attended the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. He briefly became a schoolteacher (which he chronicled in his memoir The Water Is Wide) before publishing his first novel, The Boo. Conroy lived on Fripp Island, South Carolina until his death in 2016.

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Conroy At70 – Happy Birthday To Me…

I’ve always taken great pleasure in reading the biographies of other writers whose books have sustained and gladdened my heart. Yesterday, I finished The Last Love Song, a biography of Joan Didion by Tracy Daugherty. Whenever I encountered Ms. Didion’s prose it turned me into a grinning fool because of its strange perfection and her [...]
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Average rating: 4.16 · 383,614 ratings · 21,068 reviews · 62 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Prince of Tides

4.24 avg rating — 189,061 ratings — published 1986 — 100 editions
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Beach Music

4.16 avg rating — 42,549 ratings — published 1995 — 59 editions
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South of Broad

3.82 avg rating — 39,656 ratings — published 2009 — 37 editions
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The Great Santini

4.14 avg rating — 29,232 ratings — published 1976 — 5 editions
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The Lords of Discipline

4.30 avg rating — 24,486 ratings — published 1980 — 57 editions
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The Water is Wide

4.12 avg rating — 19,470 ratings — published 1972 — 61 editions
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My Losing Season: A Memoir

3.90 avg rating — 8,261 ratings — published 2002 — 31 editions
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The Death of Santini: The S...

3.88 avg rating — 7,969 ratings — published 2013 — 14 editions
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My Reading Life

3.96 avg rating — 6,221 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Re...

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4.10 avg rating — 1,605 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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More books by Pat Conroy…
“You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

“Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.”
Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
Pat Conroy

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