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And You Know You Should be Glad - A True Story of Lifelong Friendship (Hardcover) Loot Price: R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 You Save: R201 (58%)
And You Know You Should be Glad - A True Story of Lifelong Friendship (Hardcover): Bob Greene
And You Know You Should be Glad - A True Story of Lifelong Friendship (Hardcover): Bob Greene

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And You Know You Should be Glad - A True Story of Lifelong Friendship (Hardcover)

Bob Greene

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Journeyman Greene (Once Upon a Town, 2002, etc.) celebrates the life and mourns the death of his oldest friend. Greene, now approaching 60, first met Jack in kindergarten back in Bexley, Ohio. Bob and Jack, together with Allen, Chuck and Dan, comprised the "ABCDJ" troupe that remained kindred spirits, devoted throughout the decades. Greene's tribute to Jack records some of the treasured moments they shared over the years: Commonplace youthful adventures, the little markers of days, attain a significance as Bexley becomes Grovers Corners in Greene's memory, a memory apparently sharpened by advancing years. He writes of Bexley's Audie Murphy Hill and Alum Creek, of Toddle House burgers and Toll House cookies. There was the Ferris wheel on Main Street and Chuck Berry and the Beatles, too. He writes of girls and the discovery of sex; of the catchphrases special only to the ABCDJs; and ultimately of humanity. Jack, for whom "not having a killer instinct was the best thing about him," was Greene's Everyman, not really extraordinary, just good. In this Tuesdays (And All Other Days) with Jack, the author mostly sidesteps the maudlin. (Kirkus Reviews)
"New York Times" bestselling author Bob Greene recounts his friendship with four men he's known since kindergarten showing how it progressed over the years through their experience of learning that one of them is dying. This is a memoir of great beauty and mystery. Growing up in small-town Bexley, Ohio, Bob Greene and his four best friends, Allen, Chuck, Dan, and Jack- known as ABCD&J were inseparable. Of the four, Jack was Bob's very best friend, from the moment he'd befriended Bob on their first day of kindergarten. They grew up together, got in trouble together, and learned about life while they also went their separate ways, as we all do. But through the five friends kept in close touch and marked the milestones of each other' lives the good ones and the bad. Then the call came: Jack was dying. And so the friends came together as friends do to see Jack through to the end of the journey. "And You Know You Should be Glad" is tremendously moving, funny, wistful, and honest. More than anything, it is an uplifting book about the power of friendship, and about the people who knew you when. It is bestselling author Bob Greene's finest book so far.

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Imprint: HarperCollins (Australia)
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: March 2006
Authors: Bob Greene
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-088193-1
Barcode: 9780060881931
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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LSN: 0-06-088193-3

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