In inimitable fashion, Pinkwater recounts the conversation with his father that suddenly made him an art major in college. He describes his inauguration as a sculptor in a sleazy Chicago art factory and recalls setting off for a bright center of the American Art Scene, or at least as close as Hoboken, New Jersey. Finally, we watch as pinkwater pictures his first true audience, children.
Chicago Day/Hoboken Nights shows how this visual artist turned to writing, only to be hailed as a "comic master" (Washington Post Book World) "Who has always been a born storyteller" (The Pittsburgh Press). As millions of radio listeners already know, no one has had a life quite like Daniel Pinkwater's.
This is a wonderful collection of essays.
I've been carrying around a cassette version of it since the nineties as they were not to be had on disc or digital.
These are some of the best things ever broadcast on radio.
I strongly suspect, both from the math and alternate sources, that this is an abridged version of this work.
The math: In your experience does 168 pages equal 2 hours reading time?
Alternate sources: Dove Audio used to carry Mr. Pinkwater and they bit me before with a reading of half of Borgel, which I say should be marked as abridged but which they marked as unabridged. I checked various sites starting with a search on Dove Audio and found this book with this artwork listed as Abridged.
This is not Audible's fault, the current distributor told them it was unabridged.
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