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Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Canada

By Bruce McCall
Narrated by Bruce McCall / 6 hours 46 minutes

In this subversively funny memoir, the acclaimed New Yorker humorist and Canadian expat Bruce McCall tells what it was like to grow up in Simcoe, Toronto, and Windsor, Ontario, crammed into shabby and close quarters with a family that was dysfunctional before the word had even been invented. Bruce McCall’s father was an inaccessible tyrant. His mother drank to blunt the effect of her husband’s rages and to dodge the duties of taking care of six children.

Thin Ice recounts the author’s setbacks, sometimes as high comedy, sometimes as pure agony, and shows how he transcended them. While failing at hockey, political rebellion, and high school, McCall turned to reading and art as psychological salvation. Ultimately, he read, wrote, and drew himself out of pennilessness and despair and came to terms with his family’s problems. This honest and remarkable memoir recounts a story of adversity overcome.

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Author
Narrator Bruce McCall
ISBN 9781927002216
Length 6 hours 46 minutes
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #165,336 Overall