Title: Growing Up
Author: Russell Baker
At age 5, Baker lost his father, and he and his siblings were raised by his strong-willed mother. Despite the hardships of the Depression, Baker’s mother was determined her children would succeed.
This Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography is Russell Baker’s unforgettable story of growing up in America between the world wars. It is the story of adversity and courage, of the poignancy of love and the awkwardness of sex, of family bonds and family tensions. “Magical . . . a work of original, biographical art”.—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times.