I will second this, Willeford's autobiographies are excellent. 'I Was
Looking For A Street' is sort of hazy, melancholic and elegiac, as it
covers his childhood and adolescence. 'Something About A Soldier' on
the other hand is very sharply remembered, as he covers his years in
the army in the 1930s. many outrageous and hilarious episodes and
observations, as he does a lazy peacetime tour in the Filipines, then
joins the cavalry stateside. a really great read.
--- In email@example.com, "jacquesdebierue"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, DJ-Anonyme@ wrote:
> > Ron wrote:
> > "Have you considered autobiographies? There are some great ones out
> > there on Cornell Woolrich, Jim Thompson and James Cain (among
> > And Frank Gruber's Pulp Jungle. And Howard Browne's autobiography at
> > the beginning of his Incredible Ink anthology. Willeford wrote two,
> > too, but I still haven't read them.
> The two Willeford volumes are really excellent.
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