Loud and Sure of Myself

Loud and Sure of Myself

by Gerry Stanek


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At once humorous and heartfelt, Loud and Sure of Myself is a rambling and luminous childhood journey through a simpler time—the 1970s—and a loving look at a place they once called Coal Country. Loud and Sure of Myself is a collection of essays that evokes a world of used-to-be: youthful adventures set in Catholic schools, at little league games, and inside a unique local radio station that helped to define the culture of a very different time. Stanek's second book is an affectionate glance at a lifestyle that has disappeared and follows on the heels of They Came Here Looking for Light: The Plattsville Stories.

"Stanek enchants us with ..indelible images of a small, specific place now lost to change." - Val Nieman, author of To the Bones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781663539694
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 08/20/2020
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 433,890
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Gerry Stanek writes and teaches in North Carolina. He grew up in the coal fields of Western Pennsylvania.

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