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I Will Be Complete

A Memoir

by Glen David Gold

I Will Be Complete by Glen David Gold X
I Will Be Complete by Glen David Gold
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    Jun 2018, 496 pages

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Writer Glen David Gold, best known for his novels, now turns his pen to memoir, taking readers inside his turbulent youth and his emergence as a writer.

Glen David Gold is a writer best known for his wryly observant, mordantly funny novels Sunnyside and Carter Beats the Devil. It turns out, however, that his most remarkable story might be his own life story, which is what he turns to in his new book, I Will Be Complete.

Gold's memoir is largely about his childhood and young adulthood, growing up under a variety of circumstances in both suburban Los Angeles and urban San Francisco in the 1970s and 1980s. Like his novels, this ambitiously sprawling memoir is packed with observations and details about the world around him, from the fashions to the music to the comic books. Gold's early childhood was spent in relative wealth; his father, an engineer, had made some quick money by inventing a popular brand of cassette tape. All too soon, however, that prosperity dried up, and tensions between Gold's parents became entangled ...

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