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Wisdom in nonsense : invaluable lessons from my father

Author: Heather O'Neill
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press : Canadian Literature Centre = Centre de littérature canadienne, 2018. ©2018
Series: Henry Kreisel lecture series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Acclaimed novelist Heather O'Neill structures her book around several key lessons she learned in childhood from her father. Wryly humorous and generous, she shares memories and stories that illustrate why it is good to steal things, why one should learn to play the tuba, and why one should never keep a journal, among other things. Her unusual mentors went well beyond her janitor father to include ex-bank robbers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Conférences
Biography
Additional Physical Format: O'Neill, Heather, 1973-, author.
Wisdom in nonsense.:
Edmonton, Alberta : The University of Alberta Press, 2018.
(CaOONL)20179070908
Named Person: Heather O'Neill; Heather O'Neill; Heather O'Neill
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 9781772123999 1772123994 9781772124002 1772124001 9781772124019 177212401X
OCLC Number: 1022079692
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Lesson 1 Never Keep a Diary --
Lesson 2 Learn to Play the Tuba --
Lesson 3 Never Share Your Scientific Research --
Lesson 4 Make Friends with Jewish Kids --
Lesson 5 Accept That You're Ugly and Move On --
Lesson 6 Never Tell Anyone What Your Parents Do for a Living --
Lesson 7 Know About Art History --
Lesson 8 Crime Does Pay --
Lesson 9 Enjoy a Fondue Dinner --
Lesson 10 Respect Old Timers --
Lesson 11 It's the Thought That Counts --
Lesson 12 Never Watch a Paul Newman Movie --
Lesson 13 Beware of Clowns.
Series Title: Henry Kreisel lecture series.
Responsibility: Heather O'Neill
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Wry and witty stories of unconventional mentors show the foundation of O'Neill's writing life.  Read more...

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