Lost in Place: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia
A charming and frequently uproarious account of an American adolescence in the age of Bruce Lee, Ozzy Osborne, and Kung Fu. As Salzman recalls coming of age with one foot in Connecticut and the other in China (he wanted to become a wandering Zen monk), he tells the story of a teenager trying to attain enlightenment before he's learned to drive.
Browsing through the library one day I stumbled on this book which I remember picking up for the first time in high school. I would sneak away to my room to devour as much of this book as I could before homework or chores had to be done. Salzman's humor kept me laughing while the accounts of his adolescence connected with me. Take a chance on this oldie and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
-- by Emily H.