My Exaggerated Life by Pat Conroy as told to Katherine Clark; 2018; $29.99; 330 pages; The University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, South Carolina; 978-1-6117-907-1; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 8/6/18-8/11/18
Why did I read this? Because Pat Conroy will always be my favorite author and I wanted to hear a little less fictionalized of his life that he has exaggerated and added to in his novels.
Pat Conroy in a series of telephone conversations with the author explains his life. There are many things I can relate to in his recollections, like moving so much, being the new kid, being subject to military regulations just because my parent was in the military and other things. This is an engaging look at the life of one of the best writers of my lifetime.
What is with the title of the review? There is so much of Pat Conroy’s life and experience that I can relate to, that he could be my voice on many things.