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Train Tracks: Family Stories for the Holidays

Train Tracks: Family Stories for the Holidays

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by Michael Savage
     
 

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In time for the holidays, a celebration of family, home, and tradition by the #1 New York Times bestselling author and superstar media personality

The holidays. It's the time when families gather and reflect on the past year, to remember losses, to toast triumphs, to look forward to new beginnings. In the spirit of the season, beloved author and radio

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In time for the holidays, a celebration of family, home, and tradition by the #1 New York Times bestselling author and superstar media personality

The holidays. It's the time when families gather and reflect on the past year, to remember losses, to toast triumphs, to look forward to new beginnings. In the spirit of the season, beloved author and radio host Michael Savage's Train Tracks reminds us how every member of our family—in fact, each individual we encounter through time—contributes essential gifts to our life story.

In the title chapter, set in the early 1950s, Savage remembers the excitement and mystery of riding the train from New York's old Penn Station to rural Pennsylvania at the start of the holiday break. Drawn from Savage's own journey from poor immigrant's son to media stardom, these deeply personal true tales show us that even in today's homogenizing times, we are all charting a unique destiny as we journey through life.

Train Tracks is an instant holiday classic by an American original—a very special gift to be read and shared as we gather together.

Editorial Reviews

BRETT M. DECKER
“Vivid storytelling. ... Michael Savage is one of the most influential conservative voices in America.”
The New Yorker
“A marvelous storyteller.”
Brett M. Decker
"Vivid storytelling. ... Michael Savage is one of the most influential conservative voices in America."
Washington Post
“Savage recalls his childhood growing up in the Bronx. ... He’s got the knack for evocative detail, and this series of short vignettes features some indelible images, such as the immigrant father who, insisting that nothing be wasted, forced his son to wear dead men’s trousers.”
Publishers Weekly
This collection, not just of stories but also of topical essays and short reflections, takes readers from conservative radio host Savage's nostalgically recalled childhood in the 1940s and 1950s to his often sour opinions of the current state of the world. In his more charming moments, he remembers when cigarette ads were everywhere, cars resembled "the buxom women on the screens in theaters throughout America," and a pair of "electric blue saddle-stitched pants" was his most prized possession. Savage certainly has a knack for memorable images–a "geometry teacher in high school with only two fingers on his right hand"–and titles–"Fat Pat & Tippy the Dog." Less interesting when decrying today's "soul-deprived world" of "kids with their hats on backwards," elsewhere he's downright alienating to nearly every conceivable hue of political opinion, whether jabbing at America's use of military drones or taking aim at "liberal American 'Buddhists.'" Readers who know what they're in for with Savage, who once gleefully described himself as being "to the right of Rush and to the left of God," may be able to enjoy his skillful array of colorful characters and stories. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062210869
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,179,342
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Brett M. Decker

“Vivid storytelling. ... Michael Savage is one of the most influential conservative voices in America.”

Meet the Author

Millions admire Dr. Michael Savage for his clear-eyed view of American politics and culture. But regular listeners of his wildly popular radio show also know him as a riveting storyteller. Savage is the author of twenty-eight books, including seven New York Times bestsellers. He is an ardent conservationist, a dedicated family man, and an animal protector.

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