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by Jim Harrison

Category: Arts and Literature
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Jim Harrison
ISBN: 0871138638
ISBN13: 978-0871138637
Language: English
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr; Slp edition (November 1, 2002)
Pages: 288
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My exposure to Harrison has been limited to this memoir, The Raw And the Cooked, and his appearance on No Reservations; I have no preconceived .

My exposure to Harrison has been limited to this memoir, The Raw And the Cooked, and his appearance on No Reservations; I have no preconceived ideas about the man. I have had a hard time finishing ANY book in recent years, but I have read Off to the Side and The Raw and the Cooked right though and both in the last few weeks. I tend to regard a memoir as a self-indulgent airing of dirty laundry so I avoid them. Off to the Side is worthwhile if you like Harrison or are curious about him. ADDITION: The conversion of books to digital format generally produces an appalling result with regard to 'typos' and these books referenced here are no exception.

Jim Harrison traces his upbringing in Michigan amid the austerities of the Depression and the Second .

Jim Harrison traces his upbringing in Michigan amid the austerities of the Depression and the Second World War. In this sprawling, impressionistic memoir, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Jim Harrison chronicles his coming-of-age, from a boy drunk with books to a young man making his way among fellow writers he deeply admires-including Peter Matthiessen, Robert Lowell, .

Reading Jim Harrison’s memoir, Off to the Side, is a lot like sitting down with a garrulous and wise uncle to hear story after story late into the night. He’s been around the block, for sure, but he’s neither bragging nor complaining. The pleasure comes from total immersion in a life lived to the hilt. Also by jim harrison.

James Harrison (December 11, 1937 – March 26, 2016) was an American poet, novelist, and essayist. He was a prolific and versatile writer publishing over three dozen books in several genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature.

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Jim Harrison's memoir, Off to the Side, is just as gritty, scrutinizing, and lush as his novels and novellas.

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The critically acclaimed novelist and poet shares the story of his own life in an intriguing memoir that chronicles growing up in Michigan during the Depression and Second World War, his love of literature, his career as a screenwriter and author, and the obsessions that have shaped his life. 65,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Comments to eBook Off to the Side: A Memoir (Special Limited Edition)
Gaudiker
If you're a Jim Harrison fan this is a must read book. Like his poetry, he spends a lot of time analyzing parts of his life more than just telling the story of what happened in his life. It's interesting to see him evaluate what worked for him and what didn't. He's a humble man, despite his incredible talent. You'll finish this book with a greater appreciation of Harrison and the struggle of the artist ... all artists.
Gaua
I read, but I am not well read. My knowledge of literature and poetry especially is so limited as to be non-existent. My exposure to Harrison has been limited to this memoir, The Raw And the Cooked, and his appearance on No Reservations; I have no preconceived ideas about the man. I have had a hard time finishing ANY book in recent years, but I have read Off to the Side and The Raw and the Cooked right though and both in the last few weeks. I tend to regard a memoir as a self-indulgent airing of dirty laundry so I avoid them. Harrison seems to avoid anything terribly deep-feeling, and a lot of these stories strike me as almost out-of-body. The naming is tiresome only in that I know of less than a handful of these people he has encountered. I would not complain of name-dropping. There is a running thread of self-deprecation that stops you short of finding him arrogant. The stories do tend to wander in a way that will lose you if you are not fully committed to the reading; They wander the way your mind does, a line of digressions.

A word about a word...I do wonder if he doesn't overuse 'banal' as an example of banality...He does tend to find a descriptor and wear it out before moving on.

Off to the Side is worthwhile if you like Harrison or are curious about him.

ADDITION: The conversion of books to digital format generally produces an appalling result with regard to 'typos' and these books referenced here are no exception. From random commas, periods, and capitalization, to 'barn' consistently reproduced as 'bam'...Proofreading by humans is obviously not part of the conversion process. There is even an instance of some random word being started with a British Pound sign.
Anarahuginn
Let me preface this by saying that I like Jim Harrison as a writer. And he is also a pretty interesting human being. Harrison is not a particularly easy writer (or person) for women to like, mostly due to his many vices and passions, such as smoking, drinking, near-gluttonous eating, and hunting. That said, I am a woman and I like Jim Harrion. But then I have smoked, drank, and eaten to excess myself on occassion; and though I don't hunt, I do fish. I love the outdoors and have played there pretty much all my life, so I can relate to a lot of what he writes about.

This book though, like a lot of his stories lately, suffers from a bit of disjointing; he skips around a lot, often not finishing a thought, then launching into a few lines that while interesting, often do not complete the though very well. It makes me wonder if the story--or the memoir--are just vehicles for the various insights and quips he's come up with while out walking. Oh his insights and zings are entertaining, don't get me wrong. But it seems like he's relying on it more an more.

I do admire the man for being true to himself and his beliefs. It adds a lot if you go online and read the interviews he's done. I not only gained a greater respect for him, but it also introducted me to some new writers I'd not explored, such as Jack Turner.

The biggest problem I had with this book had nothing to do with Harrison; I have the Kindle version and it's LOADED with typos. An insult to a good writer and a ripoff to those that pay to buy it.
Xmatarryto
I've always wondered what Jim Harrison's personality was like. You get some of that from his poems, novels, and articles, but you never know what is Jim and what are the characters he creates. I enjoyed this memoir because it provides more insight in to his thinking. Caveat - It is written more from the perspective of him as a writer, and not filled with personal antecedents or gossip.
OTANO
I discovered this author less than year ago and have managed to obtain most all of his books.
I am trying to think about which of his books that I would recommend to read first.
Maybe this Memoir, as it gives you authors background. I would recommend "Dalva" right at top of list followed by the "The Road Home".
. In reading any one of his books, I found myself, laying down the book
to contemplate what I had just read on particular page. His poem books are wonderful too.
I have read Faulkner, Hemingway and others but Harrison best. I have purchased Harrison's books as I know I will want to pick them up from time to time to read again. Can't go wrong on any of his books.
Ubrise
Jim Harrison's memoir, Off to the Side, is just as gritty, scrutinizing, and lush as his novels and novellas. Harrison's life of the mind makes excellent reading, and he doesn't seem to make any excuses for his failures or take too much credit for his successes.

Harrison's work in Hollywood gave him access and interesting insight into show business during the eighties and nineties. His reflection on those times and his utter distaste for his life then is filled with witty observations and candid appraisals.

His writing has always been filled an intoxicating blend of wine, food, sex, and natural history. Harrison's descriptions of his life and his process will be valuable and heartening to any aspiring writers. But more importantly, he reflection on a life lived with gusto and exuberance will be inspiring to any anybody who wants to live a life that is passionate and full of wonder.
Fearlessrunner
Fantastic writing by a fantastic man. A great memoir by someone who loved life and lived it fully. A book to savor and reread. I wish I could thank him in person for such an extraordinary book.
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