Miss American Pie

A Diary of Love, Secrets and Growing Up in the 1970s

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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestselling portrait of American adolescence.



Margaret Sartor, a fiercely determined girl from rural Louisiana, who is equal parts "Holden Caulfield and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), presents a poignant portrait of American life during the 1970s. Crafted from diaries, notebooks, and letters, this deeply personal yet universally appealing story moves with ease between the seemingly trivial concerns of hairstyles and boys to the more profound questions of faith and identity. By turns funny and poignant, heartbreaking and profound, Miss American Pie tackles all of the decade's issues-desegregation, drugs, the sexual revolution, the rise of feminism, and the spread of charismatic evangelical Christianity-with humor, frankness, and unexpected insight.



Miss American Pie reminds us what it feels like to grow up, offering a true and honest look at a teenager grappling with the timeless questions of sex, friendship, God, love, loss, and the meaning of family. The introduction and epilogue, written by Sartor from an older perspective, reflect on those turbulent and life-shaping years, revealing how the girl in the diary turned out after all, and demonstrating that childhood-both its joys and traumas-reverberate deeply in our adult lives.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2008
December 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury USA
SELLER
Bookwire Gesellschaft zum Vertrieb digitaler Medien mbH
SIZE
2.5
MB

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