Jumping Off the Roof

Jumping Off the Roof : Coming of Age in California 1953 - 1963

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At the ripe old age of thirteen, Larry W. Gamble's curiosity made a decided right-hand turn from dating lovely teenage girls and enjoying the transitional years of youth, to making terrible decisions creating constant turmoil in his young life.

"Jumping off the Roof" takes the reader on a trip through the teen years as Larry tries in vain to develop character and integrity.

Unfortunately, his psychological development is a challenge and always a work-in-progress.

This coming-of-age book packed with uncommon situations results in the obvious question, "How in the dickens did he get himself into that predicament?"

Join our young hero as he challenges his parents, teachers and other persons of authority, samples sex, rock and roll, and searches for the "true religion."

He finally reaches the pinnacle of danger by making one final miscalculation that could cost him his life and the rite of passage.

This personal memoir is the second in a series of books to chart the life experiences of Larry W. Gamble, a young, teenage rapscallion who might someday succumb to maturity.

Praise for Chasing Childhood Memories:

Gamble's recollections of his childhood are universal. What makes his fun to read is the uniqueness of the subtleties of Iowa. It is Gamble's storytelling that makes it so enjoyable.

Back cover image of Larry Gamble, Bob Radenbaugh and Mike Lenahan
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 322g
  • English
  • 118 Illustrations; Illustrations, color
  • 1912192985
  • 9781912192984