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False Starts: Mistakes & Missteps Growing up in the 70's

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ken La Salle

Narrated By: Ken La Salle

Publisher: Big Happy Family Audio

Date: September 2016

Duration: 11 hours 53 minutes

Summary:

I recently opened up my chest of childhood memories, faced a decade I had long since forgotten, and wrote these words:

"It was the hippest of times. It was the funkiest of times. It was the 1970s."

And I grew up right there in the middle of it. I won talent shows. I went to camp. I fought the school bully for the honor of the girl I loved. I lost my father...

But having just turned 50, I decided the time had come to take an honest look at those years without the tinted lens of nostalgia, which allowed me to remember so much more. I never told the girl I defended that I loved her. I barely survived camp. No amount of talent show victories brought my father back and, to be honest, my memories weren't as accurate as I thought they were.

The 70's were a swirling minefield filled with a family destroyed by poverty and divorce, horrible TV shows, bad disco on AM radio, wretched food... and the only saving grace a child like me had was Pong. My teachers tried to put me on drugs. My sister taught me the art of shoplifting. My best friend was Burp Boy. Life was a series of constant set-backs, a barrage of defeats, embarrassments, and false starts.

And I wouldn't change a thing.

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False Starts: Mistakes & Missteps Growing up in the 70's

by Ken La Salle

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