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By William Schiff

Witty and softly sardonic, William Schiff’s autobiographical romp describes his lifelong travels from early adolescence to the Golden Years. becoming Up and getting old in the back of the Wheel: An American car Biography is framed in an internet of Americana, together with autos he has ridden in, pushed, changed, or even stolen. The span of his tale is peppered with allusions to the locales, books, movies, tune, and social politics of the days he has skilled.

He describes his younger descent with associates into gentle criminality—his incarceration, and his final salvation and redemption via America's universities, instead of via its church buildings. He sketches his menial jobs as a early life, in addition to his later roles as pupil, collage professor, mum or dad, behavioral scientist, and retiree. If you’ve lived in the USA among 1940 and this present day, you’ll are looking to come alongside at the engrossing scenic force via his bright memories.

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