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  • The World's Largest Man

  • A Memoir
  • By: Harrison Scott Key
  • Narrated by: Harrison Scott Key
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34

Harrison Scott Key was born in Memphis, but he grew up in Mississippi, among pious, Bible-reading women and men who either shot things or got women pregnant. At the center of his world was his larger-than-life father - a hunter, a fighter, and a football coach. Harrison, with his love of books and excessive interest in hugging, couldn't have been less like Pop, and when it became clear that he was not able to kill anything very well or otherwise make his father happy, he resolved to become everything his father was not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The disease of saying things

  • By ande johnson on 08-22-18

Poignant and funny

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I enjoyed this as a man from the south, but I think it would be enjoyable even to those without large Southern fathers. Key shows a lot of grace in coming to terms with his relationship with his dad - in acknowledging that we are all human - flaws and all.

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