Boys Will Be by Bruce Brooks

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A collection of humorous but pointed essays captures the loud and gawky pleasures of boyhood with topics such as "Bullies," "Ten Things You Cannot Expect Your Mom to Come Close to Understanding," and "Risky Pals," among others.
 

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Bruce Brooks was born in Virginia and began writing fictiBruce Brooks was born in Virginia and began writing fiction at age ten. He graduated from the University of North Caron at age ten. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and from the University Of Iowaolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and from the University Of Iowa Writer's Workshop in 1980. He has worked as a newspaper rep Writer's Workshop in 1980. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, newsletter editor, movie critic, torter, a magazine writer, newsletter editor, movie critic, teacher and lecturer. Bruce Brooks has twice received the eacher and lecturer. Bruce Brooks has twice received the Newbery Honor, first in 1985 for "Moves Make the Man, " and Newbery Honor, first in 1985 for "Moves Make the Man, " and again in 1992 for "What Hearts." He is also the author of "Eagain in 1992 for "What Hearts." He is also the author of "Everywhere, Midnight Hour Encores, Asylum for Nightface, Vaniverywhere, Midnight Hour Encores, Asylum for Nightface, Vanishing, "and "Throwing Smoke." He lives in Brooklyn, NY. shing, "and "Throwing Smoke." He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Published October 1, 1993 by Henry Holth & Co (J). 132 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A former boy, and now father of two more, offers some quirky essays on the inner life of the young American male, explaining why so many of them talk trash to one another, wear sports caps every waking moment, and seem unconcerned--at a certain stage--with masking body odor.

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``This is a book about boy stuff, written for boys to read, by a former boy who is now raising two boys of his own.'' So begins the latest from Newbery Honor winner Brooks ( What Hearts ;

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Regarding this collection of essays ``about boy stuff,'' PW said, ``Brooks knows what boys like and what they worry about.

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