Fish out of water : a search for the meaning of life : a memoir / Eric Metaxas
Book | Salem Books, an imprint of Regnery Publishing | 2021
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xx, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical tables, maps ; 24 cm
Genealogical tables and maps on endpapers.
A five-time New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host describes growing up as the Queens-born son of Greek and German immigrants who attended Yale while feeling like an outsider.
Metaxas reveals a personal story few have heard, taking us from his mostly happy childhood-- and riotous triumphs at Yale-- to the nightmare of drifting toward a dark abyss of meaninglessness from which he barely escapes. As the Queens-born son of Greek and German immigrants struggles to make sense of a world in which he never quite seems to fit, he introduces readers to an unforgettable troupe of picaresque characters, while underscoring just how funny, serious, happy, sad, and ultimately meaningful life can be. -- adapted from jacket
Author's note -- Introduction -- Omphalos -- I am born, etc. -- School -- Our trip to Germany: Summer 1971 -- Transfiguration: 1971-1972 -- Moving to America: 1972 -- Assumption Church & trip to Greece -- My American idyll -- Broadview -- The bicentennial -- "Because he's your father": Fall 1976 -- Falling into the future: Fall 1977 -- "You have gell-friend?": Spring 1978 -- Senior year: 1979 -- Graduation: 1980 -- Trinity College: Fall 1980 -- "Summer of destiny" -- National socialism in Danbury -- The meaning of meaning: Fall 1982 -- The last bladderball: Junior year 1982 -- The game -- Bohemian threnody: Summer 1983 -- "I ang Leo..." -- Senior year: 1983-1984 -- Graduation from Yale: 1984 -- Grand tour, Einzer Schtuck -- The grand tour, Zweiter Schtuck -- Alone! -- Home, Eric -- Onion skin and nothingness -- Boston: Spring 1985 -- The opera house -- Backward to Greece: Summer 1987 -- Lost at home -- The golden fish -- As I lay dying -- I am born again, etc. -- Epilogue.
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