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The World is My Home - A Memoir

James A. Michener

Literary legend James A. Michener was "a Renaissance man, adventurous, inquisitive, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic mind and a generous heart" (The New York Times Book Review). In this exceptional memoir, the man himself tells the story of his remarkable life and describes the people, events, and ideas that shaped it. Moving backward and forward across time, he writes about the many strands of his experience: his passion for travel; his lifelong infatuation with literature, music, and painting; his adventures in politics; and the hard work, headaches, and rewards of the writing life. Here at last is the real James Michener: plainspoken, wise, and enormously sympathetic, a man who could truly say, "The world is my home." Praise for The World Is My Home "Michener's own life makes one of his most engaging tales-a classic American success story."-Entertainment Weekly "The Michener saga is as full of twists as any of his monumental works. . . . His output, his political interests, his patriotic service, his diligence, and the breadth of his readership are matched only by the great nineteenth-century writers whose works he devoured as he grew up-Dickens, Balzac, Mark Twain."-Chicago Tribune "There are splendid yarns about [Michener's] wartime doings in the South Pacific. There are hilarious cautionary tales about his service on government commissions. There are wonderful inside stories from the publishing business. And always there is Michener himself-analyzing his own character, assessing himself as a writer, chronicling his intellectual life, giving advice to young writers."-The Plain Dealer "A sweepingly interesting life . . . Whether he's having an epiphany over a campout in New Guinea with head-hunting cannibals or getting politically charged by the melodrama of great opera, James A. Michener's world is a place and a time worth reading about."-The Christian Science Monitor

Literary legend James A. Michener was "a Renaissance man, adventurous, inquisitive, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic mind and a generous heart" (The New York Times Book Review). In this exceptional memoir, the man himself tells the story of his remarkable life and describes the people, events, and ideas that shaped it. Moving backward and forward across time, he writes about the many strands of his experience: his passion for travel; his lifelong infatuation with literature, music, and painting; his adventures in politics; and the hard work, headaches, and rewards of the writing life. Here at last is the real James Michener: plainspoken, wise, and enormously sympathetic, a man who could truly say, "The world is my home." Praise for The World Is My Home "Michener's own life makes one of his most engaging tales-a classic American success story."-Entertainment Weekly "The Michener saga is as full of twists as any of his monumental works. . . . His output, his political interests, his patriotic service, his diligence, and the breadth of his readership are matched only by the great nineteenth-century writers whose works he devoured as he grew up-Dickens, Balzac, Mark Twain."-Chicago Tribune "There are splendid yarns about [Michener's] wartime doings in the South Pacific. There are hilarious cautionary tales about his service on government commissions. There are wonderful inside stories from the publishing business. And always there is Michener himself-analyzing his own character, assessing himself as a writer, chronicling his intellectual life, giving advice to young writers."-The Plain Dealer "A sweepingly interesting life . . . Whether he's having an epiphany over a campout in New Guinea with head-hunting cannibals or getting politically charged by the melodrama of great opera, James A. Michener's world is a place and a time worth reading about."-The Christian Science Monitor
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Literary legend James A. Michener was "a Renaissance man, adventurous, inquisitive, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic mind and a generous heart" (The New York Times Book Review). In this exceptional memoir, the man himself tells the story of his remarkable life and describes the people, events, and ideas that shaped it. Moving backward and forward across time, he writes about the many strands of his experience: his passion for travel; his lifelong infatuation with literature, music, and painting; his adventures in politics; and the hard work, headaches, and rewards of the writing life. Here at last is the real James Michener: plainspoken, wise, and enormously sympathetic, a man who could truly say, "The world is my home." Praise for The World Is My Home "Michener's own life makes one of his most engaging tales-a classic American success story."-Entertainment Weekly "The Michener saga is as full of twists as any of his monumental works. . . . His output, his political interests, his patriotic service, his diligence, and the breadth of his readership are matched only by the great nineteenth-century writers whose works he devoured as he grew up-Dickens, Balzac, Mark Twain."-Chicago Tribune "There are splendid yarns about [Michener's] wartime doings in the South Pacific. There are hilarious cautionary tales about his service on government commissions. There are wonderful inside stories from the publishing business. And always there is Michener himself-analyzing his own character, assessing himself as a writer, chronicling his intellectual life, giving advice to young writers."-The Plain Dealer "A sweepingly interesting life . . . Whether he's having an epiphany over a campout in New Guinea with head-hunting cannibals or getting politically charged by the melodrama of great opera, James A. Michener's world is a place and a time worth reading about."-The Christian Science Monitor

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alexander Adams

Length:

21h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:01:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

40:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

40:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

48:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

40:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

31:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

33:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

36:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

42:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

32:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

35:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

37:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

29:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

29:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

33:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:11