Growing Up Mostly Normal in the Middle of Nowhere by John Sheirer
A Memoir

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This memoir stands out as a beautifully written account of a mostly happy, mostly normal, fully real life at once both ordinary and extraordinary. Sheirer explores intensely personal experiences and relationships with humor, surprise, awe, suspense, and deep insight. With the depth of a memoir and the flow of a novel, Sheirer chronicles how his simple youth of farm, sports, school, nature, and family led him to an unlikely adulthood as an author and college professor.
 

About John Sheirer

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After more than twenty years away from the little farm where I was raised, I thought my upbringing wasn't an important part of my life. But then I went home for a visit, and the memories came flooding back so powerfully that I took two years to write this book. I'm not famous--you probably aren't either. But our lives are worth writing and reading about just as much as celebrities. This is far and away the best writing I've ever done. I've included the saddest, happiest, most embarrassing, and most meaningful moments of my life in this memoir, and I'm thrilled to be able to share these experiences with you.
 
Published July 7, 2010 by Foremost Press. 210 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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