The Resource My exaggerated life, Pat Conroy ; as told to Katherine Clark

My exaggerated life, Pat Conroy ; as told to Katherine Clark

Label
My exaggerated life
Title
My exaggerated life
Statement of responsibility
Pat Conroy ; as told to Katherine Clark
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pat Conroy's memoirs and autobiographical novels contain a great deal about his life, but there is much he hasn't revealed to readers--until now. My Exaggerated Life is the product of a special collaboration between this great American author and oral biographer Katherine Clark, who recorded two hundred hours of conversations with Conroy before he passed away in 2016. In the spring and summer of 2014, the two spoke for an hour or more on the phone every day. No subject was off limits, including aspects of his tumultuous life he had never before revealed. This oral biography presents Conroy the man, as if speaking in person, in the colloquial voice familiar to family and friends. This voice is quite different from the authorial style found in his books, which are famous for their lyricism and poetic descriptions. Here Conroy is blunt, plainspoken, and uncommonly candid. While his novels are known for their tragic elements, this volume is suffused with Conroy's sense of humor, which he credits with saving his life on several occasions. The story Conroy offers here is about surviving and overcoming the childhood abuse and trauma that marked his life. He is frank about his emotional damage--the depression, the alcoholism, the divorces, and, above all, the crippling lack of self-esteem and self-confidence. He also sheds light on the forces that saved his life from ruin. The act of writing compelled Conroy to confront the painful truths about his past, while years of therapy with a clinical psychologist helped him achieve a greater sense of self-awareness and understanding. As Conroy recounts his time in Atlanta, Rome, and San Francisco, along with his many years in Beaufort, South Carolina, he portrays a journey full of struggles and suffering that culminated ultimately in redemption and triumph. Although he gained worldwide recognition for his writing, Conroy believed his greatest achievement was in successfully carving out a life filled with family and friends, as well as love and happiness. In the end he arrived at himself and found it was a good place to be
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conroy, Pat
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O5198
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962 November 11-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clark, Katherine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conroy, Pat
  • Conroy, Pat
  • Conroy, Pat
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Conroy, Pat
Label
My exaggerated life, Pat Conroy ; as told to Katherine Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inroduction -- Prologue -- Beaufort, South Carolina: 1967-1973 -- Atlanta: 1973-1981 -- Rome/Atlanta/Rome: 1981-1988 -- Atlanta/San Francisco: 1988-1992 -- Fripp Island/Beaufort, South Carolina: 1992-2016 -- Epilogue: Beaufort, South Carolina -- Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 330 pages
Isbn
9781611179071
Lccn
2018006573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022977022
  • (OCoLC)on1022977022
Label
My exaggerated life, Pat Conroy ; as told to Katherine Clark
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inroduction -- Prologue -- Beaufort, South Carolina: 1967-1973 -- Atlanta: 1973-1981 -- Rome/Atlanta/Rome: 1981-1988 -- Atlanta/San Francisco: 1988-1992 -- Fripp Island/Beaufort, South Carolina: 1992-2016 -- Epilogue: Beaufort, South Carolina -- Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 330 pages
Isbn
9781611179071
Lccn
2018006573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022977022
  • (OCoLC)on1022977022

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