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Eric W. Corty - professor of psychology, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Book Title: Growing Up

Author: Russell Baker

Book Description:

I first read this book when I was 27 years old, in graduate school, and on my way to becoming a psychologist. I was struck then by Baker's effortless writing and by his honesty—he didn't shrink from exposing his own unseemly behavior and in so doing his memoir gained power. Now, 27 years later, I've just finished re-reading it and I agree with my earlier judgment. This is still one of the five best books I've ever read.


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