Boy on a Unicycle: Confessions of a Young Man Trained to Be a Winner

Dan McCall (Author)
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Description

Novelist Dan McCall details his obsessive quest to become the 1950s poster boy for American optimism. After winning multiple national speech contests and becoming "California Boy of the Year," his appearance on the rigged TV quiz show Strike It Rich forces him to come to terms with deceptions about himself, his family, and his country. Later, as a student at Stanford, he is exhilarated and disturbed by his first experiences with alcohol and sex. He also finds himself irresistibly drawn to reading and writing fiction. The memoir is framed by McCall as a young adult in crisis, drunk and alone in a dark corner of Calcutta, facing the demons that would soon compel him to become a writer.

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Outpost19
Publish Date
September 26, 2017
Pages
210
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.5 X 7.8 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781944853334
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About the Author

Dan McCall is Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of the novels Jack the Bear (which was made into a movie starring Danny DeVito) and Triphammer. His monographs include The Silence of Bartleby and Citizens of Somewhere Else