Living The Writing Life Podcast with Nancy Christie

In Conversation With… memoir writer Alan Sharavsky

September 16, 2020

Alan Sharavsky is the author of Boarding School Bastard, a memoir about his life at Girard College, a famous Philadelphia orphanage, from 1962 to 1970.

Leavening the tragedy with humor, Boarding School Bastard reveals a world we’d prefer to avoid but is too riveting to ignore. To understand how a child survives the loss of his father, the abuse of his guardians, and the crushing loneliness of being this stunning debut memoir is essential reading.

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In this conversation, we discuss the challenges and unexpected rewards of writing about painful events from one's past.


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