The World Is My Home: A Memoir

The World Is My Home: A Memoir

James A. Michener


Literary legend James A. Michener used to be “a Renaissance guy, adventurous, inquisitive, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic brain and a beneficiant center” (The ny instances booklet Review). during this unprecedented memoir, the guy himself tells the tale of his extraordinary lifestyles and describes the folks, occasions, and concepts that formed it. relocating back and forth throughout time, he writes in regards to the many strands of his event: his ardour for shuttle; his lifelong infatuation with literature, track, and portray; his adventures in politics; and the labor, complications, and rewards of the writing existence. right here eventually is the genuine James Michener: plainspoken, clever, and tremendously sympathetic, a guy who might actually say, “The international is my home.”
 
Praise for The global Is My Home
 
“Michener’s personal existence makes certainly one of his most attractive tales—a vintage American good fortune story.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“The Michener saga is as filled with twists as any of his enormous works. . . . His output, his political pursuits, his patriotic carrier, his diligence, and the breadth of his readership are matched in simple terms through the good nineteenth-century writers whose works he gobbled as he grew up—Dickens, Balzac, Mark Twain.”Chicago Tribune
 
“There are correct yarns approximately [Michener’s] wartime doings within the South Pacific. There are hilarious cautionary stories approximately his carrier on govt commissions. There are excellent within tales from the publishing company. And continually there's Michener himself—analyzing his personal personality, assessing himself as a author, chronicling his highbrow lifestyles, giving recommendation to younger writers.”The undeniable Dealer
 
“A sweepingly fascinating lifestyles . . . even if he’s having an epiphany over a campout in New Guinea with head-hunting cannibals or getting politically charged by way of the melodrama of serious opera, James A. Michener’s global is a spot and a time worthy interpreting about.”The Christian technological know-how Monitor

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