The Resource Cardboard ocean: : a memoir, Mike McCardell, (ebook)

Cardboard ocean: : a memoir, Mike McCardell, (ebook)

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Cardboard ocean: : a memoir
Title
Cardboard ocean:
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mike McCardell
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Language
eng
Summary
Bestselling author and TV personality Mike McCardell, known for his humorous and touching portraits of ordinary BC lives, turns a new page and crafts a bittersweet memoir of his own hardscrabble childhood in New York City. Written with all the warmth and ironic humour his fans have come to know and love, Cardboard Ocean is an affectionate evocation of a childhood in a rough setting, but with the thrills, chills and loves that will be familiar to anyone who was ever young. McCardell was raised by a working mother in the borough of Queens where even the grade schoolers ran in gangs, fiercely protecting their turf from intrusion by the tykes a few blocks away. The prized possession of "Mickey" McCardell's kiddie gang was an ice cream factory disposal yard piled high with waste cardboard. This was their "ocean" into which they would dive and "swim" in search of cast-off ice-cream sandwich wafers. None of them had ever swum in real water or seen the real ocean although it was only a subway ride away. All conversation, radio broadcasts and even attempts to sing the "Star Spangled Banner" were drowned out every few minutes by the thunder of a passing El train, Jackie Robinson was everyone's hero and even sworn enemies joined forces to cheer the Brooklyn Dodgers in their futile battle with the hated Yankees. Full of stickball, street fights, truancy and trouble, Cardboard Ocean captures a way of life where fun and danger were real rather than digitized. McCardell's unmistakable voice, unflagging humour and knack for finding magic in everyday life will thoroughly satisfy his devoted fans and charm those discovering him for the first time. In terms of sustained storytelling, Cardboard Ocean may be his best book yet
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1944-
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McCardell, Mike
Dewey number
070.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • McCardell, Mike
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Television journalists
Target audience
adult
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Cardboard ocean: : a memoir, Mike McCardell, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781550176650
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11817568
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remote
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11817568
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MWT11817568
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Cardboard ocean: : a memoir, Mike McCardell, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781550176650
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11817568
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11817568
System control number
MWT11817568
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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