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The hard way on purpose : essays and dispatches from the rust belt, David Giffels

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The hard way on purpose : essays and dispatches from the rust belt
Title
The hard way on purpose
Title remainder
essays and dispatches from the rust belt
Statement of responsibility
David Giffels
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Author
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider's perspective.The Industrial Midwest built modern America, thrived for almost a century, then profoundly collapsed. But for cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Akron, a devoted tract of the population remains in the Rust Belt, committed to celebrating its singular Midwest culture and carrying it forward. David Giffels was born in Akron in the 1960s, as the golden age was ending, and has lived there ever since. Now he plumbs the touchstones and idiosyncrasies of a region where industry has fallen, bowling is a legitimate profession, extreme weather is the norm, thrift store culture dominates, and sports is heartbreak in a rarely told story of a unique American generation whose deep regional pride was born of economic failure and hardship. The Hard Way on Purpose is the story from the inside, written by someone who never left, about the life that goes on there and what it means. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, Giffels's collection of linked essays is about coming of age in the Midwest, and the stubborn, optimistic, proud, and resourceful people who thrive there"--
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Giffels, David
Dewey number
306.0977
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN79.A14
LC item number
G54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Middle West
  • Middle West
  • Middle West
Label
The hard way on purpose : essays and dispatches from the rust belt, David Giffels
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The heart of the heart of it all. The chosen ones ; Stones ; Popular stories for boys ; Delta lows ; The lake effect ; All stars ; Kareem's the one with the glasses, right? -- Be approximately yourself. Looking for a name ; Working hard or hardly working? ; Cutting the mustard ; Houserockers ; Trapped in a world they never made ; 867-5309: a love song -- Local men. The Taj Mahal ; The poet's assistant ; Apartment X ; Anarchy girls -- The middle is near. Battleground ; Demolition ; Do not cry for me, Arizona ; Pretty vacant ; Unreal estates ; Ascent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner trade papeback edition.
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9781451692747
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013032606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn852226676
  • 692058
Label
The hard way on purpose : essays and dispatches from the rust belt, David Giffels
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
The heart of the heart of it all. The chosen ones ; Stones ; Popular stories for boys ; Delta lows ; The lake effect ; All stars ; Kareem's the one with the glasses, right? -- Be approximately yourself. Looking for a name ; Working hard or hardly working? ; Cutting the mustard ; Houserockers ; Trapped in a world they never made ; 867-5309: a love song -- Local men. The Taj Mahal ; The poet's assistant ; Apartment X ; Anarchy girls -- The middle is near. Battleground ; Demolition ; Do not cry for me, Arizona ; Pretty vacant ; Unreal estates ; Ascent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner trade papeback edition.
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9781451692747
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013032606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn852226676
  • 692058
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