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The Pitcher's Kid

(2011)
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The Pitcher's Kid is Jack Olsen's memoir of the first 18 years of his life, years that formed his voice, his ear, and his passionate concern for the underdog. It is a story of a young boy's desperate yearning for a father during a time of extreme poverty and confusion. The book has been compared to Frank McCourt for its poignant depiction of deprivation, to Geoffrey Wolff for its sad depiction of a deceptive father, and to David Sedaris for its hilarious depiction of childhood. This is an unforgettable tale of coming of age during the hard years of America's Depression and of a family's struggle to not just survive, but to triumph.



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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Pitcher's Kid: A Memoir
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 1-929355-78-5 / 978-1-929355-78-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aequitas Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pitcher's Kid: A Memoir
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 1-929355-76-9 / 978-1-929355-76-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aequitas Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pitcher's Kid
Author(s): Jack Olsen
Publisher: Aequitas Books, an imprint of Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press
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