Growing Up Amish: A Memoir

Growing Up Amish: A Memoir


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One fateful starless evening, 17-year-old Ira Wagler bought up at 2 AM, left a scribbled word lower than his pillow, packed all of his earthly property into in a bit black duffel bag, and walked clear of his domestic within the Amish payment of Bloomfield, Iowa. Now, during this heartwarming memoir, Ira paints a brilliant portrait of Amish life―from his formative years days at the relatives farm, his Rumspringa ceremony of passage at age sixteen, to his final selection to go away the Amish Church for stable at age 26. Growing Up Amish is the genuine tale of 1 man’s quest to find who he's and the place he belongs. Readers will giggle, cry, and be encouraged through this fascinating but poignant coming of age tale set amidst the backdrop of 1 of the main enigmatic cultures in the US today―the previous Order Amish.

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