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I Love You, Miss Huddleston

(2009)
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With his ear for the small town and his knack for finding the needle of humor in life's haystack, Philip Gulley might well be Indiana's answer to Missouri's Mark Twain. In I Love You, Miss Huddleston we are transported to 1970's Danville, Indiana, the everyone-knows-your-business town where Gulley still lives today, to witness the uproarious story of Gulley's young life, including his infatuation with his comely sixth-grade teacher, his dalliance with sin - eating meat on Friday and inappropriate activities with a mannequin named Ginger - and his checkered start with organized religion.


Sister Mary John had shown us a flannelgraph of the apostles receiving the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. They looked quite happy, except that their hair was on fire. . . . I was suspicious of a religion whose highpoint was the igniting of one's head, and my enthusiasm for church, which had never been great, began to fade.


Even as Kennedy was facing down Khrushchev, Danny Millardo and his band of youthful thugs conducted a reign of terror still unmatched in the annals of Indiana history. With Gulley's sharp wit and keen observation, I Love You, Miss Huddleston captures these dramas and more, revisiting a childhood of unrelieved and happy chaos.

From beginning to end, Gulley recalls the hilarity (and heightened dangers) of those wonder years and the easy charm of midwestern life.


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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood
Author(s): Philip Gulley
ISBN: 0-06-073659-3 / 978-0-06-073659-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperOne
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: I Love You, Miss Huddleston: and Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood
Author(s): Philip Gulley
ISBN: 0-06-180955-1 / 978-0-06-180955-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperOne
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood
Author(s): Philip Gulley
ISBN: 0-06-172020-8 / 978-0-06-172020-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Kindle Editions

April 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood
Author(s): Philip Gulley
Publisher: HarperOne
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU