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Chinaberry Sidewalks Epub Chinaberry Sidewalks Author Rodney Crowell Undercostruction.eu From The Acclaimed Musician Comes A Tender, Surprising, And Often Uproarious Memoir About His Dirt Poor Southeast Texas Boyhood.The Only Child Of A Hard Drinking Father And A Holy Roller Mother, Rodney Crowell Was No Stranger To Bombast From An Early Age, Whether Knock Down Drag Outs At A Local Dive Bar Or Fire And Brimstone Sermons At Pentecostal Tent Revivals He Was An Expert At Reading His Father S Mercurial Moods And Gauging Exactly When His Mother Was Likely To Erupt, And Even Before He Learned To Ride A Bike, He Was Often Forced To Take Matters Into His Own Hands He Broke Up His Parents Raucous New Year S Eve Party With Gunfire And Ended Their Slugfest At The Local Drive In Actual Restaurants Weren T On The Crowells Menu By Smashing A Glass Pop Bottle Over His Own Head.Despite The Violent Undercurrents Always Threatening To Burst To The Surface, He Fiercely Loved His Epilepsy Racked Mother, Who Scorned Boring Preachers And Improvised Wildly When The Bills Went Unpaid And He Idolized His Blustering Father, A Honky Tonk Man Who Took His Boy To See Hank Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, And Johnny Cash Perform Live, And Bought Him A Drum Set So He Could Join His Band At Age Eleven Shot Through With Raggedy Friends And Their Neighborhood Capers, Hilariously Awkward Adolescent Angst, And An Indelible Depiction Of The Bloodlines Crowell Came From, Chinaberry Sidewalks Also Vividly Re Creates Houston In The Fifties A Rough Frontier Town Where Icehouses Sold Beer By The Gallon On Paydays Teeming With Musical Venues From Standard Roadhouses To The Magnolia Gardens, Where Name Brand Stars Brought Glamour To A Place Starved For It Filling Up With Cheap Subdivisions Where Blue Collar Day Laborers Could Finally Afford A House Of Their Own A Place Where Apocalyptic Hurricanes And Pest Infestations Were Nearly Routine.But At Its Heart This Is Crowell S Tribute To His Parents And An Exploration Of Their Troubled Yet Ultimately Redeeming Romance Wry, Clear Eyed, And Generous, It Is, Like The Very Best Memoirs, Firmly Rooted In Time And Place And Station, Never Dismissive, And Truly Fulfilling.

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Chinaberry Sidewalks
  • Rodney Crowell
  • English
  • 09 September 2017
  • 0307594203

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  1. says:

    Memoirs are not my usual cup of tea I might read a sports figure every now and then This one came recommended to me, so I gave it a shot The results were good for me Rodney Crowell, a talented Nashville musician and songwriter who was married for many years to Rosanne Cash, has a compelling life story to tell of his growing up in hardscrabble Texas during the 1950s and 1960s His folks were salt of the earth types with their flaws and virtues There s lots of flinty wisdom, wry humor, and t Memoirs are not my usual cup of tea I might read a sports figure every now and then This one came recommended to me, so I gave it a shot The results were good for me Rodney Crowell, a talented Nashville musician and songwriter who was married for many years to Rosanne Cash, has a compelling life story to tell of his growing up in hardscrabble Texas during the 1950s and 1960s Hi...


  2. says:

    I have long admired Rodney Crowell A country traditionalist country shouldn t sound like pop music , he was heavily influenced by Townes Van Zandt much like Steve Earle was His sound has roots in Hank Williams, Johnny Cash whose daughter he was married to for awhile , Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins all people I grew up listening to along with a lot of blues, rock and roll, and jazz My family has always had eclectic musical tastes.Crowell s memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks reads as if you I have long admired Rodney Crowell A country traditionalist country shouldn t sound like pop music , he was heavily influenced by Townes Van Zandt much like Steve Earle was His sound has roots in Hank Williams, Johnny Cash whose daughter he was married to for awhile , Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins all people I grew up listening to along with a lot of blues, rock and roll, and jazz My family has always had eclectic musical tastes.Crowell s memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks reads as if you re sitting out on the porch with him on a Texas summer night, swatting mosquitoes and drinking beer Crowell is a great storyteller and I found the tale of his parents and their stormy relationship, and his childhood growing up hardscrabble in Houston both familiar and fascinating I m ten...


  3. says:

    This is one of my favorite memoirs Rodney Crowell writes about himself and his parents as they are as we all are flawed human beings There were places I laughed out loud, and places I cringed His childhood in the Houston area was grim, but not without love and warmth, and reading about it gave me a whole new appreciation for the music of a man I only knew as Johnny Cash s son in law Crowell knows something that some of us will never learn holding a grudge against people who have done t This is one of my favorite memoirs Rodney Crow...


  4. says:

    Mental note to self as I begin this review don t get too bogged down in exposition Chances are pretty high that if you don t know who Rodney Crowell is, you re most likely not reading this book or review For the mildly curious who might want some level of background before making a purchase decision, I ll offer that Crowell is a songwriter and performer of top notch caliber He began his career in the early seventies, and found a good deal of success on the pop and country charts before settl Mental note to self as I begin this review don t get too bogged down in exposition Chances are pretty high that if you don t know who Rodney Crowell is, you re most likely not reading this book or review For the mildly curious who might want some level of background before making a purchase decision, I ll offer that Crowell is a songwriter and performer of top notch caliber He began his career in the early seventies, and found a good deal of success on the pop and country charts before settling into a late model career shift that has found him peddling his considerable storytelling wares in the Americana and alt country regions of the modern Pop...


  5. says:

    Chinaberry Sidewalks is Rodney Crowell s tribute to his parents, who despite their violence and abuse during his childhood elicited his love and appreciation While the book is fairly well written with frequent cultural allusions and lyrical wording, Crowell does overwrite, i.e facing an eternity of roasting like a marshmallow in the bonfires of hell, congregation members stew in the juices of our own demise and hope the preacher will hurl a Hail Mary that saves our bacon Initially, as Chinaberry Sidewalks is Rodney Crowell s tribute to his parents, who despite their violence and abuse during his childhood elicited his love and appreciation While the book is fairly well written with frequent cultural allusions and lyrical wording, Crowell does overwrite, i.e facing an eternity of roasting like a marshmallow in the bonfires of hell, congregation members stew in the juices of our own demise and hope the preacher will hurl a Hail Mary that saves our bacon Initially, as he describes J.W and Cauzette Crowell, his matter of factness seems unrealistic, but he s clearly making a choice that accepts how his family contributed to the man he became In an interview about the book, he says, I decided early on ...


  6. says:

    Excellent memoir by Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Rodney Crowell The focus of this book is not really him it s his parents and his growing up with them in Houston in the late 50 s and early 60 s In many ways it was what we might call a dysfunctional family today There was wife beating, drinking, and other kinds of things that should have made for a pretty miserable childhood for Rodney He doesn t see it that way though While very candid about his parents shortcomings ad his ow Excellent memoir by Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Rodney Crowell The focus of this book is not really him it s his parents and his growing up with them in Houston in the late 50 s and early 60 s In many ways it was what we might call a dysfunctional family today There was wife beating, drinking, and other kinds of things that should have made for a pretty miserable childhood for...


  7. says:

    This book begins like a Hunter S Thompson novel The four beer blitzed couples dancing in the cramped living room of my parents shotgun duplex were wearing on my nerves In particular, I didn t like the sound of their singing along with my prized Hank Williams 78s Just like a Hank Williams song, we are treated to a ...


  8. says:

    I wanted to like this book I normally enjoy non fiction books and memoirs I tried to like this book all the way through it until I finally just gave up and didn t finish it There were parts of it that were easy to read but for the most part it was so difficult to get through his writing It was way too lengthy in descriptions using all of one s attention sometimes to get through long run on sentences ...


  9. says:

    The moment he started to rant against the insanity that is trying to use an attic fan to cool a house in Southeast Texas, I was certain that Crowell and I are of the same people For years I ve wish for a story about growing up in Harris County, Texas As this is really the only one I ve read, I can safely say it s the best of the best Oh yeah, a word of warning, Rodney Crowell is a country music guy He likes metaphors He s from Texas He really likes similes If figures of speech make you vi The moment he started to rant against the insanity that is trying to use an attic fan to cool a house in Southeast Texas, I was certain that Crowell and I are of the same people For years I ve wish for a story...


  10. says:

    I ve only heard of Crowell s name, and know that he s been a critically acclaimed songwriter and performer for many years He can tell rollicking stories on the page, though he meanders in spots Crowell grew up impoverished and was raised by hardened parents who loved him like crazy really, really crazy at times Some might call what he endured child abuse, but I m not sure if he would This autobiography is mostly a look back at his upbringing and coming of age in Texas, with glimpses of hi I ve only heard of Crowell s name, and know that he s been a critically acclaimed songwriter and performer for many years He can tell rollicking stories on the page, though he meanders in spots Crowell grew up impoverished and was raised by hardened parents who loved him like crazy really, really crazy at times Some might call what he endured child abuse, but I m not sure if he would This autobiography is mostly a look back at his upbringing and coming of age in Texas, with glimpses of his...

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