Reed City Boy

Reed City Boy Meet Tim Bazzett fifty years ago This book is not so much a memoir as a rambling and luminous letter he is writing to his kids In it he pays tribute and homage to his parents to his teachers and to

  • Title: Reed City Boy
  • Author: Timothy James Bazzett
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Meet Tim Bazzett, fifty years ago This book is not so much a memoir as a rambling and luminous letter he is writing to his kids In it he pays tribute and homage to his parents, to his teachers, and to Reed City, the town that shaped him Mining his earliest memories, Bazzett tells of childhood scrapes, homemade toys, playing cowboys and war and even comes clean about aMeet Tim Bazzett, fifty years ago This book is not so much a memoir as a rambling and luminous letter he is writing to his kids In it he pays tribute and homage to his parents, to his teachers, and to Reed City, the town that shaped him Mining his earliest memories, Bazzett tells of childhood scrapes, homemade toys, playing cowboys and war and even comes clean about an embarrassing feat of flatulence in a most unlikely place which became legend in family lore He takes you along to Indian Lake, where he spent his summers swimming, and to Saturday matinees at the Reed Theater, where he learned homespun values from Gene and Roy You ll meet the nuns who educated him at St Philip s School, where he learned to dance and diagram Early struggles with sex, sin and Catholic guilt are given their due, along with a short lived religious vocation and a stint at the seminary A pseudo farm kid, Bazzett tells too of his trials with cows, chickens, and picking pickles and of lessons in animal psychology learned from his grandfather His high school years are marred by pimples, dorkiness, and pining for the popular girls, but brightened by a few close friends and some minor successes on the basketball court He loves some of his teachers, clashes with others, and even terrorizes one, as he fumbles his way toward manhood.It s all here the work, the play, the frustrations and the joys of growing up working class and Catholic in the heart of small town America Anyone who has been there will chuckle, remember and relate to Reed City Boy.

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