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Growing Up

by Russell Baker

|June 2, 1992

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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been written."—Harrison Salisbury.read more

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“It is not that Russell Baker is funny, his genius is being so true that nothing remains but to laugh.” —John Kenneth Galbraith "Baker, like Andy Rooney, looks into things that keep all our lives from being ordinary." —Chattanooga News-Free Press Pulitzer…read more

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“Russell Baker is the Alka-Seltzer of the American experience… the most effective comic relief available for the agonizing absurdities we encounter every day.”— Houston Chronicle “Baker is the supreme satirist of this half century… When it comes to satire of a…read more

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From his youthful days as a delivery boy for William Randolph Hearst’s Baltimore newspapers through his many years as a journalist and commentator, Russell Baker has been a keen observer of American politics and culture. Now, in these eleven essays, all…read more

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Growing Up

by Russell Baker

|January 1, 1983

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Russell Baker is the 1979 Pulitzer Prize winner for Distinguished Commentary and a columnist for The New York Times . This book traces his youth in the mountains of rural Virginia. When Baker was only five, his father died. His mother, strong-willed and…read more

The Good Times

by Russell Baker

|August 5, 2014

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"Choice...superb...even more riveting than the author last, which won a Pulitzer...hilarious as well as heartbreaking...When you put this book down you will feel privileged to have gotten to know, intimately, a man so totally honest and sure of himself that he is…read more

Growing Up

by Russell Baker

|September 6, 2011

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Russell Baker won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for this biography/autobiography about growing up in the backwoods of Virginia, in a New Jersey Commuter town, and in the Depression-shadowed urban landscape of Baltimore, all happening between the world wars. Baker…read more

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