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Chinaberry Sidewalks
by Rodney Crowell


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In a tender and uproarious memoir, singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of a dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.
The only child of a hard-drinking father and a holy-roller mother, acclaimedmusicianRodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In a tender and uproarious memoir, singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of a dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.
The only child of a hard-drinking father and a holy-roller mother, acclaimedmusicianRodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast. But despite a home life always threatening to burst into violence, Rodney fiercely loved his mother and idolized his blustering father, a frustrated musician who took him to see Hank Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash perform. Set in 1950s Houston, a frontier-rough town with icehouses selling beer by the gallon on payday, pest infestations right out of a horror film, and the kind of freedom mischievous kids dream of, Chinaberry Sidewalks is Rodney's tribute to his parents and his remarkable youth. Full of the most satisfying kind of nostalgia, it is hardly recognizable as a celebrity memoir. Rather, it's a story of coming-of-age at a particular time, place, and station, crafted as well as the perfect song.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780307740977
  • ISBN-10: 0307740978
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Page Count: 259
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.08 x 0.57 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds


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