Growing Up

by Russell Baker | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0312922671 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Lizabeth86 of Middletown, Connecticut USA on 11/1/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by Lizabeth86 from Middletown, Connecticut USA on Saturday, November 01, 2003
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Russell Baker is the 1979 Pulitzer Prize winner for Distinguished Commentary and a columnist for The New York Times. This book traces his youth in the mountains of rural Virginia.
When Baker was only five, his father died. His mother, strong-willed and matriarchal, never looked back. After all, she had three children to raise.

These were depression years, and Mrs. Baker moved her fledgling family to Baltimore. Baker's mother was determined her children would succeed, and we know her regimen worked for Russell. He did everything from delivering papers to hustling subscriptions for the Saturday Evening Post. As is often the case, early hardships made the man.

Released on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at True Value Plaza - South Main St in Middletown, Connecticut USA.

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Journal Entry 3 by gategrl from Wallingford, Connecticut USA on Wednesday, November 26, 2003
My "I'm Free, I'm Not Lost label was a little shriveled, but otherwise I survived the freezing cold weather last night, unscathed. : )

Journal Entry 4 by gategrl at Express Laundry, 856 Washington St. (Rte. 66) in Middletown, Connecticut USA on Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Released on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at Washington St.-Coin Laundry in Middletown Plaza in Middletown, Connecticut USA.

Since I already have a copy of this book, I've re-released it, unread by myself. I moved it to a safe warm place for the night. Maybe tonight It'll be curled up with someone in a nice warm bed.

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