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Confessions of a Left-Handed Man free pdf Peter Selgin was cursed/blessed with an unusual childhood. The son of Italian immigrants his father an electronics inventor and a mother so good looking UPS drivers swerved off their routes to see her Selgin spent his formative years scrambling among the hat factory ruins of a small Connecticut town, visiting doting and dotty relatives in the old world, watching mental giants clash at Mensa gatherings, enduring Pavlovian training sessions with a grandmother bent on curing his left-handedness, and competing savagely with his right-handed twin.It s no surprise, then, that Selgin went on from these peculiar beginnings to do . . . well, nearly everything. "Confessions of a Left-Handed Man" is a bold, unblushing journey down roads less traveled. Whether recounting his work driving a furniture delivery truck, his years as a caricaturist, his obsession with the "Titanic" that compelled him to complete seventy-five paintings of the ship(in sinking and nonsinking poses), or his daily life as a writer, from start to finish readers are treated to a vividly detailed, sometimes hilarious, often moving, but always memorable life.In this modern-day picaresque, Selgin narrates an artist s journey from unconventional roots through gritty experience to artistic achievement. With an elegant narrative voice that is, by turns, frank, witty, and acid-tongued, Selgin confronts his past while coming to terms with approaching middle age, reaching self-understanding tempered by reflection, regret, and a sharply self-deprecating sense of humor."

About Peter Selgin

Peter Selgin is currently the Viebranz Distinguished Writer in Residence at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, New York. Winner of the 2007 Flannery O Connor Award for Fiction for his story collection "Drowning Lessons," Selgin has also published a novel, "Life Goes to the Movies," and two works on the fiction writer s craft, "179 Ways to Save a Novel: Matters of Vital Concern to Fiction Writers"" and ""By Cunning and Craft: """Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction Writers""."""

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Author : Peter Selgin
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Data Published : 15 September 2011
ISBN : 1609380568
EAN : 9781609380564
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 244 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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