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The Hard Way on Purpose : Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt
by David Giffels


Overview - Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider's perspective.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider's perspective.

In The Hard Way on Purpose, David Giffels takes us on an insider's journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America's Rust Belt. A native who never knew the good times, yet never abandoned his hometown of Akron, Giffels plumbs the touchstones and idiosyncrasies of a region where industry has fallen, bowling is a legitimate profession, bizarre weather is the norm, rock 'n' roll is desperate, thrift store culture thrives, and sports is heartbreak. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, Giffels's linked essays are about coming of age in the Midwest and about the stubborn, optimistic, and resourceful people who prevail there.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781451692747
  • ISBN-10: 1451692749
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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Books > History > United States - State & Local - Midwest(IA,IL,IN,KS,MI,MN,MO

 
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