Pull Me Up: A Memoir
Dan BarryISBN: 0393049604; 9780393049602;
Book Description "A lyrical meditation on faith, love, mortality, and the redemptive power of storytelling."?Alice McDermott In this extraordinary book, Dan Barry sings, to startling and profound effect, the song of his life. Beginning with his boyhood, he weaves the rhythms of Long Island and Ireland?his mother's birthplace?to tell the story of an unforgettable American family. From his comic recollections of an Archie Bunker-like neighborhood to his account of working in the nation's most august newsroom, Barry writes so crisply that he makes us feel his life's emotions, be it the thrill of playing for a Little League team called The Ducks; the indignities of being a freshman on the school bus; the struggles of working as a small-town, New England reporter; the galvanizing fear of facing a life-threatening illness; or the spiritual calm that comes from just shooting baskets. Funny, explosive, and almost existentially compassionate, Barry's song has its own...