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Leaving Home, Coming Back

Monday, May 18, 2009

In the third volume of his memoir Ardent Spirits: Leaving Home, Coming Back, Reynolds Price tells the story of the six most important years of his life.

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Reynolds Price

Comments [2]

Michael Zullo from Upper Eastside, Manhattan

Hi Mr. Price,

I used to brag about how great my memory was, especially for remembering a face -- even if it was an introduction to someone from a pal and we spoke for a minute or just shook hands.

I read a lot too, see a lot of movies on the big screen and rent 3 a week from NETFLIX.

Reading a paperback one night in bed, to make a long story short the pages got blurry and I needed reading glasses. Afterwards, I don't know if needing glasses to read had anything to do with it but I didn't have the same short term memory anymore. My long time memory banks were fine.

So, now I carry maybe 6 or 8 index cards all the time to write everything down that I have a need to remember. It's great, especially when I leave in the morning with an index card title THINKS TO DO TODAY.

Now, I have enough index cards to write my own book someday, maybe.

May. 18 2009 12:52 PM
Grace Kline

Mr. Price, my aunt tells a story about being in the same English class with you in high school. The teacher was critical of the other students, but would praise your essays saying "Orchids to you, Reynolds. Orchids to you!" My aunt was quite jealous.

May. 18 2009 12:51 PM

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