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Growing Up by Russell Baker
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Feb 10, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction
Recommended for: Everyone
Read in February, 2000

I read this book in the 10th grade for a school project and fell in love. Funny, warm, witty--an absolute joy to read. Russel Baker is best known for writing a column in the NY Times called Poor Russel's Almanac, and Growing Up is a memoir about his own childhood growing up in 1930's America. He is a real-life Charlie Brown, who looks back upon his own bumblings and foibles with humor and grace. It is one of my father's favorite books as well, and I feel that pretty much anyone with half a heart will have a good laugh and be touched by his writing.
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