Jubilee City: A Memoir at Full Speed (Paperback)

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A life story told in discrete, arresting snapshots of despair, resilience, creativity, and hope, Joe Andoe's literary portrait of his time to date on earth is as powerful as a heavyweight's hook and as spellbinding as a major crack-up on the opposite side of the highway. It is a testament to a young man's fortitude and genius and luck that enabled him to survive a life lived wildly out of control; a rocket ride from the sordid depths of self-destruction to the glorious pinnacles of . . . Jubilee City.

Praise For…

“Charming . . . [Andoe’s] wide-eyed sense of wonder and keen observations make the everyday strange and fresh.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A raw, laconic kind of confession . . . filled with the kind of sentences that demand a reader’s attention.”
-USA Today

“Joe Andoe talks the way he paints in simple, direct phrases. He’s no horseman. He’s always preferred fast cars and motorcycles.”
-NPR's All Things Considered

“[A] life straight out of Chuck Palahniuk’s twisted imagination.
-International Herald Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061240324
ISBN-10: 006124032X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: July 29th, 2008
Pages: 207
Language: English
Series: P.S.