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Lost in Place: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia

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From the author of Iron & Silk comes a charming and frequently uproarious account of an American adolescence in the age of Bruce Lee, Ozzy Osborne, and Kung Fu. As Salzman recalls coming of age with one foot in Connecticut and the other in China (he wanted to become a wandering Zen monk), he tells the story of a teenager trying to attain enlightenment before he's learned to drive.

Review:

"[A] gentle memoir...that is also a loving tribute to [Salzman's] gloomy father....Almost old-fashioned in its depiction of a good-natured kid with loving parents, this delightful memoir will easily win your heart." Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist

Review:

"[R]efreshing. It isn't a whine against parental neglect; on the contrary, Mr. Salzman positively liked his parents, and still does....Salzman's strange but wonderful addiction to kung fu...makes Lost in Place come alive." Blake Morrison, The New York Times Book Review

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"This very different journey through adolescence is a delight to read, and is one that many YAs will relate to and enjoy." School Library Journal

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Synopsis:

From the author of Iron & Silk comes a charming and frequently uproarious account of an American adolescence in the age of Bruce Lee, Ozzy Osborne, and Kung Fu. As Salzman recalls coming of age with one foot in Connecticut and the other in China (he wanted to become a wandering Zen monk), he tells the story of a teenager trying to attain enlightenment before he's learned to drive.

About the Author

Mark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, an account of his two years in China; Lost in Place, a memoir; and the novels The Laughing Sutra, The Soloist, and Lying Awake. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the filmmaker Jessica Yu, and their daughter, Ava.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679767787
Author:
Salzman, Mark
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Salzman, Mark - Childhood and youth
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
memoir;martial arts;non-fiction;biography;connecticut;humor;autobiography;fiction;suburbia;adolescence;kung fu;coming of age
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
May 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.14x5.24x.60 in. .46 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679767787 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] gentle memoir...that is also a loving tribute to [Salzman's] gloomy father....Almost old-fashioned in its depiction of a good-natured kid with loving parents, this delightful memoir will easily win your heart."
"Review" by , "[R]efreshing. It isn't a whine against parental neglect; on the contrary, Mr. Salzman positively liked his parents, and still does....Salzman's strange but wonderful addiction to kung fu...makes Lost in Place come alive."
"Review" by , "This very different journey through adolescence is a delight to read, and is one that many YAs will relate to and enjoy."
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"Synopsis" by , From the author of Iron & Silk comes a charming and frequently uproarious account of an American adolescence in the age of Bruce Lee, Ozzy Osborne, and Kung Fu. As Salzman recalls coming of age with one foot in Connecticut and the other in China (he wanted to become a wandering Zen monk), he tells the story of a teenager trying to attain enlightenment before he's learned to drive.
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