Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America

Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America

From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: an extraordinary memoir and blistering meditation on fatherhood, race, addiction, and ambition. Gregory Pardlo's father was a brilliant and charismatic man--a leading labor organizer who presided over a happy suburban family of four. But when he loses his job following the famous air traffic controllers' strike of 1981, he succ From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: an extraordinary memoir and blistering meditation on fatherhood, race, ...

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Title:Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America
Author:Gregory Pardlo
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1524731765
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America Reviews

  • Jeremy Gable
    May 11, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Camilla
    Apr 27, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Marie-France
    May 23, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Earl M.
    Jun 12, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Ellen
    Apr 24, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Karyl
    May 14, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

  • Katie
    May 03, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Columbus
    Jun 04, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

  • Brooke
    Apr 03, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Lauri
    May 22, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • John Machata
    May 27, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

  • Viviane
    Jun 18, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

  • Barbara
    Jun 20, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Michelle Arthington
    May 12, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

  • Donna Erlich
    Apr 23, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Clodat
    Jun 20, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Catherine Flemming
    Jun 10, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Aaron Dobbs
    May 19, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Dana
    Jun 12, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Blair
    May 09, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Morgan Hoit
    May 22, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Kusaimamekirai
    Apr 20, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

  • Jessica
    Jun 22, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Jolyn Mason
    May 14, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Becca Erwin
    Jun 16, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • MGF
    Jun 01, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

  • Christa Jimenez
    May 20, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

  • Kristen
    Feb 15, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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  • Shaina Lore
    May 20, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

  • Kalpana
    Jan 18, 2018

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR one day, and it caught my attention because I enjoy memoirs, and when he mentioned that his family had been featured on "Intervention," my curiosity was piqued even further. I'm a bit too young to remember Reagan firing all the air traffi...

    A fascinating memoir by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet. It?s a courageously written book that chronicles among other things his complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother. His father, Greg Pardlo, Sr. was an air traffic controller a...

    This for me was the story of two books. The first half deals with the author?s father, an air traffic controller, pre and post Ronald Reagan?s unconscionable firing of 11,000 of them. His father is in many ways an outsized personality. A self made, self aggrandizing, and yet suc...

    I struggled to get through this book. The prose itself seemed a bit disjointed and erratic- almost as if several of the chapters had been written for an academic purpose and then just added to the book. It?s probably one of the more impersonal memoirs I have read. That said- I lear...

    I got this book when attending the book launch and reading by the author, Gregory Pardlo, last month. I found this to be one of the most interesting memoirs I?ve ever read. Very well-written and captivating to read. A great view of life in general from all different facets. 5 stars. ...

    This is an exquisitely well-written memoir by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, that especially hit home in the final chapter with the starkly honest back-story of Robbie's "Intervention" episode and Gregory's own admission of alcoholism (the airing can be found in chapters on Youtube). ...

    An honest, incredibly well-written memoir that I could relate to in so many ways. Insightful prose about families, coping, and addiction. Highly recommend. ...

    Engaging, thought-provoking at times focusing on family, race, class written with clarity. ...

    One of the most impersonal memoirs I?ve ever read. Also, disjointed. ...

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