The Resource Cruising state : growing up in southern California, Christopher Buckley

Cruising state : growing up in southern California, Christopher Buckley

Label
Cruising state : growing up in southern California
Title
Cruising state
Title remainder
growing up in southern California
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Buckley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""I know it's simplistic," writes Christopher Buckley, "but nine out of ten days all I want to do is drive an old Chevy again, lean back against the wide bench seat, switch the AM radio on to a game, shift that 3-speed on the column, and cruise with the windows down." You can almost feel the sun-warmed vinyl against the shoulder blades as you read this memoir of childhood and adolescence in California, the Golden State, in what now seems a golden time: the 1950s through the early 1970s."--BOOK JACKET. "Cherishing a more innocent time and richer environment - a quality of life largely vanished now in America - Buckley vividly re-creates both the physical and social details of being young in that place and time. Buckley describes a bike ride "through a world shaped like a tunnel beneath the overhang of camphors, pine, and oaks," the perfect baseball glove "that would close like a Venus flytrap over any ball it touched," or the required tennis shoes: "If you were a surfer, they were blue." He also movingly recalls the particulars of his own experience: his restless, demanding father; the claustrophobia of a dead-end job at a grocery; and the dawning joy of discovering poetry and his own ability as a writer."--BOOK JACKET. "What Buckley calls "the fire at the edge of things" - the blindingly rapid changes in society, politics, and technology - glows brightly throughout the eighteen narratives in the book. Any discussion of these issues takes place in the context of people's lives - either Buckley's or those of his friends - rather than in abstract terms. Cruising State is thus a document that is deeply personal, yet ultimately universal, not merely for members of the author's generation, but for all of us."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buckley, Christopher
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U339
LC item number
C78 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Western literature series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buckley, Christopher
  • Buckley, Christopher
  • Authors, American
  • California, Southern
  • California, Southern
Label
Cruising state : growing up in southern California, Christopher Buckley
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
212 p.
Isbn
9780874172478
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94004857
System control number
  • OCM29952265
  • CARL029952265
Label
Cruising state : growing up in southern California, Christopher Buckley
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
212 p.
Isbn
9780874172478
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94004857
System control number
  • OCM29952265
  • CARL029952265

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