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Congratulations, Who Are You Again?
Congratulations, Who Are You Again?: A Memoir | Harrison Scott Key
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This funny and wise new memoir from Harrison Scott Key, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will inspire laughter and hope for anyone whos ever been possessed by a dream of what they want to be when they grow up. Little-known author Mark Twain once said that the two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why. He's talking about dreams here, the destiny that calls every living soul to some kind of greatness. What Mr. Twain doesn't say is: A dream is also a monster that wants to eat you. Nobody tells you this part of the American Dream until now. In this new memoir, Congratulations Who Are You Again, readers join Harrison Scott Key on his outrageous journey to becoming a great American writer. As a young boy in Mississippi, Harrison possessed many special gifts, such as the ability to read and complete college applications. And yet, throughout young adulthood, he failed at many vocations, until one day, after drinking perhaps too many beers and dusting off his King James Bible, he stumbled across a passage about a lonely pelican, which burst into flame inside him. In a mad blaze of holy illumination, Harrison realized his dream: to set the world afire with the light inside him. He would write a funny book. This was his dream. With unforgettable wit and tenderness, Congratulations Who Are You Again is Harrisons instructive tale of pursuing his destiny with relentless and often misguided devotion, transforming his life beyond all comprehension: He becomes a signer of autographs, a doer of interviews, a casher of checks that are "worth more money than my father had ever imagined any of us might see, this side of a drug-related felony." On this journey, Harrison finds that as he gains the world, he stands on the precipice of losing everything that means the most: his family, his mind, his soul. Hilarious, honest, and absolutely practical, Congratulations Who Are You Again is a no-holds-barred look at the life of every ambitious human creature, whether you want to write books or make music, start a business or start a revolution. This is a book for the dreamers.
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BookNAround
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An entertaining memoir about what it takes to write a book, written by an award winning author. This will pull back the curtain on a hard and long process. It is cautionary but also a testament to following a dream. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/09/review-congratulations-who-are-you.html

Suet624 I respect every inch of an author. I have no idea how they persevere. 2mo
ljuliel I have this but yet to read it. Have you read part 1 of this about his dad ? Very good memoir ! 2mo
BookNAround @ljuliel I have it but haven‘t read it yet. I was going to read them in order but then realized you really don‘t have to and this was aLibraryThing review book. (edited) 2mo
Clwojick 6 pt 2mo
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BookNAround
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Gatsby says “It‘s not national book day. It‘s national dog day. Pay attention to me!”

Bookzombie 💕🐶 5mo
Trashcanman Take three diazepam and see what he does. 5mo
BookNAround @Trashcanman I suspect she‘d get even blurrier if I did that. 5mo
brit91 Awwww😍🐶 5mo
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If you have not read any of Harrison Scott Key‘s work, you should. Those of us from the South can particularly relate to the stories, but the humor is universal. He‘s a gifted storyteller and humorist. I‘d recommend starting with “The World‘s Largest Man” to understand his style and background.

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mboots
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I have Harrison Scott Key's "The World's Largest Man" and was excited to find this memoir.

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Schlinkles
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I spent my evening with Harrison for his book birthday. Congrats, Harrison!

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Kaye
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Congrats on your 15 K ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @Whimsical.Curiosity
The book I‘m waiting for the most is the tagged one which comes out next week.
Thank you for the opportunity. , and thank you to @Dolly for the hugs.

I‘d like to send a hug to @AmyG and @JoScho ♥️♥️

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AmyG 😘 1y
Whimsical.Curiosity Yay!! Good luck!! 1y
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🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
This was a very funny and perseptive read.
Harrison Scott Key writes about his experience of becoming a published author, with the ups and downs and lessons he learned along the way. Filled with humour and honesty.

Available November 6th! Thank you to the publisher for sending me this copy for review!

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