Gone for the Day: A Childhood Memoir Richard Pepitone

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Published: October 21st 2013

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186 pages


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Gone for the Day: A Childhood Memoir  by  Richard Pepitone

Gone for the Day: A Childhood Memoir by Richard Pepitone
October 21st 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 186 pages | ISBN: | 6.56 Mb

From the age of five, Richard Pepitone was let to roam largely as he pleased. An intensely personal story of a neglected yet spirited boy determined to create his own character and self-worth, Pepitone’s memoir Gone for the Day is also a glitteringMoreFrom the age of five, Richard Pepitone was let to roam largely as he pleased.

An intensely personal story of a neglected yet spirited boy determined to create his own character and self-worth, Pepitone’s memoir Gone for the Day is also a glittering and gritty account of the street life of Brooklyn and Manhattan in the 1940s and 50s. Seen from the point-of-view of an adventurous child who would grow up to be a visual artist, every colorful and dingy detail is brought evocatively to life, from The Mule-Faced-Boy in Coney Island’s now-defunct Luna Park, to a gentle arts-and-crafts instructor at Manhattan’s Youth House, to his lone cross-country bus trip, taken when, at age eleven, Pepitone decided it was high time to strike out on his own and try his luck in California.

As we follow Pepitone from his roughest days as a petty thief and the victim of teasing and bullying, to his incarceration in various juvenile detention centers and hospitals, we are nonetheless introduced to a generous and vivacious spirit who is able, through his remarkable confidence and curiosity, to learn what he can from those around him and become the artist he wants to be.



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