Pull Me Up: A Memoir

Pull Me Up: A Memoir

by Dan Barry

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ISBN-13: 9780393326918
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/17/2005
Pages: 325
Sales rank: 649,338
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

The "This Land" columnist for The New York Times, Dan Barry has shared a Pulitzer Prize and a George Polk Award, and received the 2003 Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He lives with his family in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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Pull Me Up 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tincanman More than 1 year ago
Why did I take this book from the library shelf? Was it because my son is named Danny I don't know. Was it meant for me to read this book, I think so. Many of the reasons I could not put the book down was some of family problems were the same as mine. I came to Long Island in 1969 to raise my 3 sons for a better life for them. Like the Barry's I came from Queens in Woodside. and was a Dashing Dan on the LIRR.When I finished reading the book I was crying for Dan. I am a cancer survivor his thoughts and my thoughts were the same, was I angry yes I was. I am still receiving treatment of my prostate. Dan my faith has been the one that has made me reach 81 years. When will it end I don't know we just have to take was ever is given to us. Pull me up was written from your heart and you should be very proud of your story it is what life is all about. To many people take things for granted in this world today, your story turns on the light as to what it is all about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's pretty obvious why The New York Times hired Barry: the man can write. In this beautifully detailed story, he describes his youth, Catholic schools, college years, marriage, job search, and, best of all, his parents, who could have easily come out of this book as skewered caricatures (given their peculiarities) but instead emerge as ordinary heroes. But Barry saves the best for last: his battle with cancer, in which he paints -- with the finest of strokes -- portraits of a cab driver, friends, and Dr. Pfister. Moving but far from maudlin.