My Three Suicides

My Three Suicides : A Success Story

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My Three Suicides: A Success Story (Memoir) Hugh Gilmore has been a teacher, an anthropologist who studied monkeys, a drama critic, a newspaper columnist, novelist and rare book seller. Now he's written about what it's like for a man to be both son and father while searching for the wisdom to do either of those tasks well. A stirring, humorous and compassionate tale about turning from boy to man while seeking refuge from nuns, priests, poverty, shame, his drunken father and his religion-besotted mother. Told by an author who tried religion, bookishness, philosophy and sex before discovering the simple beauty of trust, love, and commitment. It is a tale of sadness, understanding, laughter and woe that ends with a death and a birth and a new life. An honest, amusing and beautiful book.show more

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 26.92mm | 621.42g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507682336
  • 9781507682333

About Hugh Gilmore

Hugh Gilmore has been a teacher, an anthropologist who studied monkeys in Africa, a drama critic, novelist, newspaper columnist, and owner of an old and rare bookshop. His life, he says, has involved an exciting, but driving, quest for self-improvement that eventually led to peaceful self-acceptance. Much of his life is embedded in his themed memoir, My Three Suicides: A Success Story, released in 2015. He lives with his wife and son in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia and still operates his rare book business. He is the author of two novels, a story collection, several e-books, and now, this funny and wise memoir. He writes a weekly column about books and reading for The Chestnut Hill Local.show more

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