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Story of a man paying tribute to the dead by unconsciously willing himself into all the wrong places whether at the copy desk of the Wall Street Journal the gritty streets of Bed Stuy in the 1990s or the smoking rubble of the World Trade Center With ruthless clarity and a keen sense of the absurd Connors slowly unmasks the truth about his brother and himself to devastating effect Like Cheryl Strayed's Wild this is a powerful look back at wayward years and a redemptive story about finding one's rightful home in the worl Phillip Connors take us through a difficult time in his life and often uestioning his judgement after his younger brother s suicide The tragic loss of a loved one can either be detrimental to our own self confidence or can push us to be better and understanding of our own faults Phillip Connors open his heart and soul in All The Wrong Places

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All the Wrong Places A Life Lost and Found

The prize winning author of Fire Season returns with the heartrending story of his troubled years of flightIn his debut Fire Season Philip Connors recounted with lyricism wisdom and grace his decade as a fire lookout high above remote New Mexico Now he tells the story of what made solitude on the mountain so attractive the years he spent reeling in the wake of a family tragedyAt the age of twenty three Connors was a young man on the make He'd left behind the Minnesota pig farm on which he'd grown up and the brother with Connors achieves here everything I love about uality memoir honest storytelling and emotion gritty realism a glimpse into the human condition and plenty of vicarious experience available to the reader But All the Wrong Places had just a bit Some memoirs I find are merely written as catharsis or testimony of the author s troubles and suffering ie dear diary So much so that when I finish reading them emotionally exhausted I figure I should be getting paid to read them because that s what therapists get paid for right Connors despite delving into heavy feelings such as grief guilt and lack of closure uses his sharp skill in prose to transcend melodrama and self pity He executes his story with tact providing subtleties into his inner world and deep burdening emotionsA nonlinear memoir Connors relays his experience of a devastating family disaster which leaves him grappling with many unanswered uestions and his own identity As we follow him through various geographical locations relationships and jobs including a position at the Wall Street Journal he attempts to unravel the mysteries of himself and his past Connors moves along at an enjoyable pace and uses a relaxed voice making All the Wrong Places a very accessible read He interweaves varying subjects politics racism intimacy philosophy death renewal of the spirit relationships both with people and the natural world and identity At the fulcrum of it all is Connors adoption of his role as an outsider his underlying grief and his unanswered uestions He intertwines reflective moments and insights with light and funny anecdotes all the while lacing in powerful images often prompting me to stop and reread them to deepen their effect I find he hones in on how people feel intimate and connected with each other only through the sharing of their wounds trauma and pain I was left at the end with not a feeling of emotional exhaustion but of comfort in the resiliency of the human spirit and the healing powers of nature All in all a very great read heavy and difficult due to the subject matter but very well done

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Whom he'd never been especially close He had a magazine job lined up in New York City and a future unfolding exactly as he’d hoped Then one phone call out of the blue changed everything All the Wrong Places is a searingly honest account of the aftermath of his brother's shocking death exploring both the pathos and the unlikely humor of a life unmoored by lossBeginning with the otherworldly beauty of a hot air balloon ride over the skies of Albuuerue and ending in the wilderness of the American borderlands this is the A bold creative work of art Phillip Connors exposes his psychologicalmakeup his interior territory as he lives and works at the Wall Street Journal in New York From lonely sojourns to the Southwest to intimate and not so intimate connections he poetically reveals his Shadow his search for meaningful answers and his new direction Of course in his debut memoir Fire Season which I read last year he begins the telling of his new life spent in much solitude working as a fire lookout in a remote forest range in New Mexico Brave work Inside and Outside


10 thoughts on “All the Wrong Places A Life Lost and Found

  1. says:

    Search to Make Sense of Brother's Suicide Makes for Moving Memoir A poignant memoir of the author's search for a

  2. says:

    Philip Connors can write HE CAN WRITEGlad I won this Advance Reading Copy from Goodreadscom AND thank you This book is an unforgettable memoir He holds nothing back and you wonder why in the world he let it all out Friends that's why this is truly a top notch story to read He tells his story without holding back The subtitle of the

  3. says:

    Connors achieves here everything I love about uality memoir honest storytelling and emotion gritty realism a glim

  4. says:

    ALL THE WRONG PLACES is a hero's journey and the story of the emergence of one of the best of the West's new wr

  5. says:

    I loved his first book about the reflections of a fire lookout in the Gila This book doesn't disappoint either and it explains how he got to be in the Gila It's the author's personal and introspective journey into finding himself It's filled with wit and irony and has much soul It's not meant as a confessional but it's intimate You feel like you know Philip Connors but perhaps that's the old one The new one in the Gila we don't k

  6. says:

    A bold creative work of art Phillip Connors exposes his psychologicalmakeup his interior territory as he lives and works at the Wall Street Journal in New York From lonely sojourns to the Southwest to intimate and not so intimate connections he poetically reveals his Shadow his search for meaningful answers and his new direction

  7. says:

    The pain of it never does fade entirely never will no doubt it disfigured me in ways that will endure for what remains of my life but at last I found a place to put it where it wouldn't eat me alive

  8. says:

    Phillip Connors take us through a difficult time in his life and often uestioning his judgement after his younger

  9. says:

    I was hooked from the first page It was a book about his brother's suicide but it was so much I powered through it in two days while the other books I am reading languished on the shelf I have not devoured a book like this for a while Beautifully written Philip is breathtakingly honest about his life His honesty is a gift to me the reader I love his clarity about how he started his career as a paper pusher and tried his best to work his wa

  10. says:

    I was very impressed with Connors' first published memoir Fire Season and when I saw he had published a second I didn't hesitate to read itWhat

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