Coming of Age in California: Personal Essays, Second Edition

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Cultural Writing. Revised Edition. This is a new edition of this popular book which was chosen by a SF Chronicle's readers' poll as one the top non-fiction books of the 20th Century. COMING OF AGE IN CALFORNIA consists of seventeen personal essays by a fifth-generation Californian about growing up in the Golden State, experiencing both the uniqueness of place and the universals of family, friends, love, and aging. These essays explore actual people and places as they influenced this popular California writer.

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Gerald W. Haslam, called the "quintessential California writer" by critic David Peck, won the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award for his lifetime contribution to letters. His books previously earned a Commonwealth Club Medal, a Josephine Miles Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Award, as well as honors from the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers' Association. He is Professor Emeritus of English at Sonoma State University.

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"...a touching and honest book by a great California writer and thinker." -- Dale Walker, The Rocky Mountain News

"Haslam celebrates his California heritage...with affection and understanding. -- Wayne Saroyan, San Francisco Chronicle

"In revealing himself, the author also inevitably unfolds his backdrop, the terrain for these essays -- California itself." -- Holly Johnson, The Sacramento Union

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