|Plot Summary of About This Life|
|"This 1998 collection brings together essays from the breadth of this marvelous writer's life, from travels to Hokkaido, aboard jet freighters, in the Galapagos and Antarctica, to his most personal attempts to see himself and the wonders and lessons of nature truly. Among the loveliest of the latter is an essay about regularly walking the river -- that's IN the river -- near his home in western Oregon, and another about the life and lessons written on his hands. In the introduction, he says, "If I were asked what I want to accomplish as a writer, I would say it's to contribute to a literature of hope." Indeed he does that, with precise and gorgeous prose."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of About This Life|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
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- Adult or Young Adult Book
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- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
- Pacific NW
- Pacific Islands
- South Pole
- climbing on trails
- Pacific Islands
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