Whether or not he is "right," in his opinions, providing his ham-fisted, bottom-line "definitions" had the feel of a rather cheap parting shot that was unnecessary, and in some ways inconsistent in tone, to the rest of the book. Jan 25, Nita rated it really liked it. My childhood in the Fifties on the outskirts of Milwaukee differed from Crehore's upbringing outside of Manitowoc, but his stories all had a comfortable air of familiarity. His descriptions of his family, neighbors and experiences make you wish you could have been there.
A nice, nostalgic, easy read.
Apr 14, Debbie rated it it was amazing. Even though I didn't grow up in Manitowoc, my hometown was much the same in the 50's. It was an easy read and anyone would enjoy his storytelling. Aug 02, Calvin rated it really liked it. It was nice to read a memoir where the writer loved and respected his parents and rejoices in the life lessons they taught him. A good look back at a simpler time.
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Its a fun, quick read that will leave you feeling good. Jul 15, Rebecca Dougherty rated it it was amazing. Author's recollections growing up in Manitowoc area. Jul 27, Ellenh rated it really liked it. Very enjoyable read. Another one that I shared with my husband. Sep 19, Karen rated it it was amazing.
I may have enjoyed this memoir as much as I did since I grew up during the same time. Mar 09, Lore rated it it was amazing. Fun read if you are familiar with the Midwest and Manitowoc area. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Dave Crehore. Dave Crehore. Books by Dave Crehore. Trivia About Sweet and Sour Pi No trivia or quizzes yet.
Sweet and Sour Pie: A Wisconsin Boyhood by Dave Crehore
The year was so I was pretty sure it wasn't pornography. But, perhaps in reflective homage to my own Wisconsin childhood, I assumed it was booze. Later, it's revealed that the old goat actually bought a whoopee cushion to play a prank which, by the way, goes over like a lead balloon, not that he minds.
These are stories about adults who crack themselves up with smart-aleck remarks in church, parcel out boxed chocolates one per person per day, and go ga-ga over a stray dog who joins the fam. They're delightfully idiosyncratic, and fundamentally decent. They don't drink, don't rage, don't even swear I think there's one expletive in the whole book, used in reference to cow excrement.
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Even his parents' fights are sweet. I loved this book.
It made me laugh. After two years at Beloit College, she returned home and began writing poetry, supporting herself by proofreading, writing for a radio station, and even cleaning hospital floors.
At first, her work was influenced by Imagist and Objectivist poets, but she gradually developed her own voice and style, characterized by spare language, subtle rhythms, and stark, vivid imagery. During her lifetime, she published her four poetry books at infrequent intervals New Goose in and My Friend Tree in , although she was a regular contributor to literary magazines. Since her death, the publication of four additional books, her Collected Works , in particular, has contributed to her reputation as a original and significant voice in contemporary American poetry.
Quinn and Ellen D. From to this award was given as the Outdoor Writing Award. The award was last given in Bruch, Oshkosh; and Frederick P. From to this award was given as the Dale Wasserman Drama Award. It was last given in About its namesake: Edna Ferber. About its namesakes: Norbert Blei in his writing studio, a converted chicken coop in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.
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