Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World: A Memoir Anthology (Hardcover)

Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World: A Memoir Anthology By Nancy C. Atwood (Editor), Roger Atwood (Editor), Maya Angelou (Contribution by) Cover Image

Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World: A Memoir Anthology (Hardcover)

By Nancy C. Atwood (Editor), Roger Atwood (Editor), Maya Angelou (Contribution by)

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Nonfiction storytelling is at its best in this anthology of excerpts from memoirs by thirty authors--some eminent, some less well known--who grew up tough and talented in working-class America. Their stories, selected from literary memoirs published between 1982 and 2014, cover episodes from childhood to young adulthood within a spectrum of life-changing experiences. Although diverse ethnically, racially, geographically, and in sexual orientation, these writers share a youthful precocity and determination to find opportunity where little appeared to exist.

All of these perspectives are explored within the larger context of economic insecurity--a needed perspective in this time of growing inequality. These memoirists grew up in families that led "hardscrabble" lives in which struggle and strenuous effort were the norm. Their stories offer insight on the realities of class in America, as well as inspiration and hope.
Nancy C. Atwood (Editor) NANCY C. ATWOOD has practiced psychotherapy in public clinics and privately and has served on the adjunct faculty at Smith College School for Social Work. Her articles have appeared in numerous professional journals. Roger Atwood (Editor) ROGER ATWOOD is the author of Stealing History, a study of the global illicit antiquities trade, and a contributing editor at Archaeology magazine. His articles and reviews also have been widely published.
Product Details ISBN: 9780820356655
ISBN-10: 0820356654
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2019
Pages: 336
Language: English