growing up southern and weird

When I get the urge to write a book (it goes away eventually) the topic I’m most tempted to use is my experience growing up during the ’50s-’60s-’70s in a small southern town. After reading ‘Why Dogs Chase Cars’ by George Singleton I realized I don’t have to. Published in 2004 ‘Why Dogs..’ contains 14 “Tales of a Beleaguered Boyhood” each independent as a short story but fitting together to form a detailed description of one man’s early development. Singleton pretty much covers all the topics; little league baseball, high school athletics, segregation/integration, alcohol, religion, driving around with nothing to do and much more that I lived thru and could readily identify with. Although labeled fiction there was just too much that rang true for it not to have been largely based on the authors actual life. It reminded me of things I had forgotten.

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About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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