Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Robert Goolrick's six favorite books about childhood

In addition to the novel A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick is the author of the acclaimed memoir The End of the World as We Know It. He lives in a small Virginia town.

His new novel is Heading Out to Wonderful.

One of Goolrick's six favorite books about childhood, as told to The Week magazine:
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

No one has spun more gold out of the dross of a dubious childhood than Sedaris, and he has done it hilariously. Overweight, gay, odd — he once asked for a vacuum cleaner for Christmas — here Sedaris writes masterfully about the fact that it's okay just to be who you are.
Read about the other books on the list.

Visit Robert Goolrick's website.

The Page 69 Test: Heading Out to Wonderful.

--Marshal Zeringue