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Book Title: The Boyhood Memoirs of A. E. Hotchner: King of the Hill and Looking for Miracles|
The author of the book: A.E. Hotchner
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 15.87 MB
Edition: Missouri History Museum Press
Date of issue: August 10th 2007
ISBN 13: 9781883982607
Read full description of the books The Boyhood Memoirs of A. E. Hotchner: King of the Hill and Looking for Miracles:King of the Hill is A. E. Hotchner’s memoir of his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, originally published in 1972. Hotchner’s story is one of ingenuity and spirit in the face of economic hardship during the Great Depression. Left to live alone in a rundown hotel while his traveling salesman father is on the road, his mother is hospitalized, and his younger brother is sent to live with relatives, young Hotchner’s determination to survive overcomes the challenge of keeping his situation secret.
Looking for Miracles is a sequel to King of the Hill, originally published in 1975. The story takes place in 1936, three years after King of the Hill, when Hotchner bluffs his way into a job as a summer counselor at a camp in the Ozarks. The story is poignant and uplifting, as well as hilariously entertaining.
Bound together for the first time, these two boyhood memoirs of Hotchner’s will touch readers with their truth, innocence, and joy. Hotchner’s ability to convey times of intense hardship in warm and witty language attests to his stature as one of America’s great storytellers.
Read information about the authorA. E. Hotchner is the author of many books and plays. He graduated from Washington University Law School in 1941, practiced law briefly, then served in the Air Force as a military journalist. After his stint in the armed forces, Hotchner met Ernest Hemingway, and the two spent the next 14 years as close friends. Hotchner is best known for Papa Hemingway, his 1966 biography of Ernest Hemingway, whose work he had adapted for plays and television.
He has earned admiration for giving all profits from a number of ventures with actor Paul Newman (including co-authorship of a cookbook, as well as musical benefits) to support the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and other charities.
Hotchner lives in Westport, Connecticut.
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