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eBook Pull Me Up: A Memoir ePub

by Dan Barry

  • ISBN: 0393326918
  • Category: Professionals and Academics
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Dan Barry
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Revised edition (June 17, 2005)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1979 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1688 kb
  • Other: lit azw lrf txt
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 734

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Pull Me Up, A Memoir is Barry's masterful landscape of his life and family, wondrously painted with words poignant with pain . When I finished reading Dan Barry's book, I was hungry for more, but not so much on the same topic

Pull Me Up, A Memoir is Barry's masterful landscape of his life and family, wondrously painted with words poignant with pain and breathtaking in beauty. Never mind that the setting is the same Long Island I grew up in, nor the fact that this Irish-American love song calls to my own heritage, nor even the fact that there are personal connections I can trace to many of the people and places he writes about. When I finished reading Dan Barry's book, I was hungry for more, but not so much on the same topic. Instead I wanted to find another book with narrative so well-written it would inspire me to fill my leisure time with nothing but reading. Sadly, there aren't many books that do that.

Dan Barry's "Pull Me Up" is a gem: gracefully written, honestly reported and filled with perfectly drawn portraits of the unforgettable characters of his life

Dan Barry's "Pull Me Up" is a gem: gracefully written, honestly reported and filled with perfectly drawn portraits of the unforgettable characters of his life. Barry writes with Frank McCourt's grit and Alice McDermott's elegance, mixing them together into something unique and wonderful and memorable. This is a powerful book.

Dan Barry writes about ordinary life better than anyone. About midway through Pull Me Up, A Memoir, I started hanging on to every word, pulling for him, just as I would find myself pulling for others in City Lights.

Pull me up : a memoir. by. Barry, Dan, 1958-. Barry, Dan, 1958-, Journalists. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Dan Barry is a longtime reporter and columnist for The New York Times. He is the author of five books, including "This Land: America, Lost and Found, a collection of his national columns for The Times that was published in 2018

Dan Barry is a longtime reporter and columnist for The New York Times. He is the author of five books, including "This Land: America, Lost and Found, a collection of his national columns for The Times that was published in 2018. Barry, whose father was from Brooklyn and whose mother was from County Galway, Ireland, was born in Queens, . and raised in Deer Park, . He graduated from St. Anthony’s High School (now in Huntington, .

PULL ME UP. A Memoir. 'Pull Me Up'' is an extraordinarily lyrical look at a mid-20th-century working-class Irish-American family. Unlike other recollections of that period, Dan Barry's memoir of life in suburban Long Island is neither retro nor campy. In the flat world of parking lots, tract homes, yellow school buses and Little League, Mr. Barry has managed to find the richness of heart of a now oddly distant America

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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. Pull Me Up – A Memoir от 1034. Возможен поиск книг по названию, по автору, по ISBN.

A generational memoir of the American suburbs, Pull Me Up is a deeply affecting book. With prose that to Frank McCourt flashes with poetry, New York Times columnist Dan Barry tells the story of an unforgettable American family. He writes so crisply that we t only feel his emotions but also recall our own: the joy of Little League, the thrill of small-town reporting, the pain of losing a parent, and the fear of facing a life-threatening illness. Barry's writing has its own stalwart beauty, a single melody teased out of the American symphony.

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"Beautifully written, utterly felt, it will enrich all who read it."―Anna Quindlen

A generational memoir of the American suburbs, Pull Me Up is a deeply affecting book. With prose that to Frank McCourt "flashes with poetry," New York Times columnist Dan Barry tells the story of an unforgettable American family. He writes so crisply that we not only feel his emotions but also recall our own: the joy of Little League, the thrill of small-town reporting, the pain of losing a parent, and the fear of facing a life-threatening illness. Barry's writing has its own stalwart beauty, a single melody teased out of the American symphony. Here is the voice of an authentic American writer. 6 illustrations

Comments

Qulcelat Qulcelat
Mr. Barry is one of the best current American storytellers and journalists. His pathos is compelling and he has a way of seeing that which is interesting in the routine. As he has said, "The angel is in the details".
Fecage Fecage
One of the finest autobiographies I've read --a wonderful vibrant portrait of blue collar Irish America. The laughter and tears co-exist and flow
effortlessly from the pen of the master. Dan Barry writes honestly and with such beauty you revel in the triumphs of life and feel the stronger and the better for it.
Jube Jube
Good book!
FEISKO FEISKO
Touching and often funny memoir from a master wordsmith. One of the best I've read.
Qwert Qwert
Anyone who reads Dan Barry's regular columns in the NYTimes will welcome his memoir first as if from a friend and buddy. Barry has given us, however, an extraordinary and, yes, radiant account of a man who would tell stories. He grew up in a haze of cigarette smoke, beer, and his father's howls of agony from migraine, but also with his mother's stories, his father's songs, and his siblings' affections. He traces his own journey to high school (casual boy torture on the school bus); St Bonaventure University (where he discovered you could make a job of tellling stories) to his early career in Rhode Island and then at the Times. He loves baseball, his mother dies, he and his beloved struggle first to conceive and then to adopt a child. He is diagnosed, and survives, a gaspingly terrible bout of cancer. Memoirs come by the handful, but Barry's is so vividly sketched, all the protagonists so fully present on the page, the prose so wickedly sure and sweet, that his sings close and real as a heartbeat. Wonderful.
Mezilabar Mezilabar
Like Dan Barry, I am a 45-year-old newspaper reporter who survived cancer. We were colleagues for a while at the Providence Journal, where I still work. For disclosure, I'll say we worked in different bureaus and were neither friendly nor unfriendly.
I was some surprised last year when a mututal friend said Dan had sold his memoirs; I figured Dan was neither old, nor accomplished, nor novel enough to write a good book about his life.
I was wrong.
Dan has writen a book that will appeal to many audiences. Journalists will like this book for it is a paean to small town newspapering; baby boomers will like the book for its evocative power to summon an era, our era; Irish Americans will nod knowingly as they read Pull Me Up, as will anyone ever enrolled in a Catholic school; infertile couples will feel a pathos in this book, and draw sustenance from it; people who have, or know someone who has, cancer will find in this book hope.
Anyone who likes to read and has lived will like Pull Me Up. Sentence by sentence the writing is first rate. I have one structural critcism that would improve the book, but this small flaw does not prevent me from bestowing the highest ranking: I would have omitted the epilogue and changed the verb tenses in the last, short chapter to present tense so that the book would end on the sentence: This is good.
Altad Altad
As with all fine Irish writers, there's a poet's heart in Dan Barry.

Pull Me Up, A Memoir is Barry's masterful landscape of his life and family, wondrously painted with words poignant with pain and breathtaking in beauty. Never mind that the setting is the same Long Island I grew up in, nor the fact that this Irish-American love song calls to my own heritage, nor even the fact that there are personal connections I can trace to many of the people and places he writes about. The soul of Barry's story is its firm grip on universal human fears and foibles, how he captures the heart-piercing trials of childhood, youth, illness, addiction, and family.

Any reader who ever felt alone or insecure as a teenager, grew up with a sick parent, or whose family struggled with monthly bills will cherish the emotional depths to which Barry dives to harvest the treasures of his past. A truly rewarding read.

Kathy Carroll

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I was a bit skeptical when I started reading PULL ME UP. I have recently read more than my normal quota of memoirs and decided I would stop reading if I got bored. I finished the book in three sittings. Dan Barry has given us a slice-of-life story that took me back to the days of my childhood, places I had long forgotten. We are the same age, and have experienced similar experiences, so I could relate to the timing and maturity level of his life, but I think that even if that were not the case I would have loved the book. It had the effect on me that I experience when an old song comes on the radio that I haven't heard in ten years. I was taken back in time to the rooms, the smells, and the time that was my childhood. And for that I am grateful.