Secrets of an Old Typewriter: Stories from a Smart and Sassy Small Town Girl

Secrets of an Old Typewriter: Stories from a Smart and Sassy Small Town Girl

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by Susie Duncan Sexton
     
 

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Anyone who has ever lived in a small town certainly knows that secrets are sometimes not so secret.

Susie Duncan Sexton has lived her entire life in a small town—indeed, in the same house where she grew up. As an adult, she taught at the same grammar school that she attended as a child, and many of the relationships she cultivated while growing up,

Overview

Anyone who has ever lived in a small town certainly knows that secrets are sometimes not so secret.

Susie Duncan Sexton has lived her entire life in a small town—indeed, in the same house where she grew up. As an adult, she taught at the same grammar school that she attended as a child, and many of the relationships she cultivated while growing up, including her marriage, have endured over the years. Always one to document the present and offer her sometimes unorthodox ideas and opinions, Susie Duncan Sexton has tickled the keys of her trusty old typewriter for nearly five decades, and now that venerable machine is ready to reveal its secrets.

This book may be about small town life, but the ideas contained within it are expansive. The written accounts of the life of a ‘smart and sassy small town girl’ are as urbane as those of any city dweller. From ’50s and ’60s nostalgia to modern-day values, and from the drama and insight of America’s great books and motion pictures to politics, religion and animal rights, Susie Duncan Sexton’s ‘secrets’ always hit the mark with unexpected candor and a unique perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013368057
Publisher:
Open Books
Publication date:
09/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
410 KB

Meet the Author

Susie Duncan Sexton grew up in a very small town, Columbia City, Indiana. After graduating twelfth in her class at Ball State University (winning the first ever John R. Emens award for “most outstanding senior”), she returned to her hometown where she has worked as a teacher, a publicist and a health lecturer. She currently writes a weekly column for a popular local blog, “Talk of the Town”.

Describing her column, Susie says, “I willingly share nostalgic trips to the past as I have now achieved such an old age that no one remains who can question the authenticity of my memory of places, people and events that were very much never what they were cracked up to be.”

Always an observer of events and human traits, Susie Duncan Sexton offers without apology her thoughts and observations as they are and once were, and fitting her persona into pigeonholes is impossible. “I have searched for the “We of Me” since toddler days and have always come up wanting,” she says, “though I trust that in my next life I shall finally have figured out how to make this world a better place full of tolerance and inclusiveness and understanding for all forms of life.”

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Secrets of an Old Typewriter: Stories from a Smart and Sassy Small Town Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KKScaramuzzo More than 1 year ago
This review is from: Secrets of an Old Typewriter: Stories from a Smart and Sassy Small Town Girl (Paperback) This book is a true testament to what it like to live in a small town. The author starts the story a few years before when I was born, but in small towns things don't change very rapidly. Since I grew up in a small town, I can totally relate to the author's ramblings about living in the protected shell of a small town. If you have never lived in one, you might find it hard to believe that so many people would get worked up over minor things like movies, but it is soooo true. The author attacks the description of the small town and the time line through it with gusto. At times it seems she uses entirely too many words to describe some situations. That may be the case in a larger township, but by using her wordy descriptions, she is remaining true to her roots from a small town. Everything that happens there is an adventure and worth the enthusiasm of extra wordiness to describe it. This is a fun and wordy romp through one person's eyes of what it was like to grow up and live in a small town. It was very true to form to what I remember the way of life was like. It brought back a lot of memories for me. There were quite a few stories strung together to make up this book. It flowed nicely and was quite enjoyable. The author made good use of the assortment of old typewriters. I was gifted this book for an honest review. I thank the author for sharing it with me.