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by John Steinbeck IV,Andrew Harvey,Nancy Steinbeck
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  • Author:
    John Steinbeck IV,Andrew Harvey,Nancy Steinbeck
  • ISBN:
    1573928585
  • ISBN13:
    978-1573928588
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    Prometheus Books; First Edition edition (February 2001)
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    363 pages
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Nancy Steinbeck writes here about her father-in-law, the celebrated American novelist John Steinbeck, and about his son, her husband of 12 years, the late John Steinbeck IV. Her narrative frames her husband's memoir of life with his father, which was left incomplete at his death in 1991.

Nancy Steinbeck writes here about her father-in-law, the celebrated American novelist John Steinbeck, and about his son, her husband of 12 years, the late John Steinbeck IV. John Steinbeck IV, a soldier, correspondent, and junkie who at one time lived "on the dregs of his substantial biannual Steinbeck royalty check," writes of his bitter resentments (family and country) amid the landscape of the 1960s and 1970s

John Steinbeck IV (June 12, 1946 – February 7, 1991) was an American journalist and author. He was the second child of the Nobel Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck. In 1965, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam.

John Steinbeck IV (June 12, 1946 – February 7, 1991) was an American journalist and author. He worked as a journalist for Armed Forces Radio and TV, and a war correspondent for the United States Department of Defense

John Ernst Steinbeck IV (June 12, 1946 – February 7, 1991) was an American journalist and author. He was the second child of the Nobel Prize-winning author John Ernst Steinbeck.

John Ernst Steinbeck IV (June 12, 1946 – February 7, 1991) was an American journalist and author. He worked as a journalist for Armed Forces Radio and TV, and as a war correspondent for the United States Department of Defense.

The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized-and sometimes outraged-millions of readers.

As the son of a celebrated literary icon, John Steinbeck IV grew up in a privileged world peopled by the literati .

As the son of a celebrated literary icon, John Steinbeck IV grew up in a privileged world peopled by the literati and the intellectual elite. Sadly, it was also a world of alcoholism, bitter divorce, estrangement, and abuse, on the part of both his mother and father. In this fascinating memoir, the late son and namesake of John Steinbeck writes with great insight and a gift for lyrical expression about his often painful youth. Left unfinished at his untimely death, this testament to his life is here reconstructed by his wife of twelve years.

The late son of author John Steinbeck, John Steinbeck IV, labored under the burden of being the son of a 20th century legend, yet persevered to become a respected journalist in his own right.

by John Steinbeck IV & Nancy Steinbeck & Andrew Harvey. I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. The Psychology of Self-Esteem. 99 MB·57,310 Downloads Developing Capacities for Teaching Responsible Science in t. .

John Jr. and Nancy initially met at a Buddhist gathering given by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the crazy-wisdom teacher who founded Naropa University, renowned center for contemplative studies in Boulder, Colorado. After following him as a guru, they traveled to meet other lamas in the Buddhist lineage and coalesced their incredible worldly and spiritual experiences in a book called Magical Thinking: Following the Gurus of the World. Instructor/Host: Corinne Edwards. Featuring: Nancy Steinbeck.

Impossible to put down. Dr. Louis Owens, author of Steinbeck's Re-Vision of America and Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land

Impossible to put down. Louis Owens, author of Steinbeck's Re-Vision of America and Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land.

The following posts concern the cult of Shambhala International, which John and I exposed in our book. Police Launch Investigation into Possible Criminal Activity at Shambhala Mountain Center Buddhistdoor. 19 Ocak, 16:47 · Herkese Açık. The Other Side of Eden: Life with John Steinbeck, Abuse and Enabling in Shangrila: Trungpa, Pema Chodron, and Shambhala'nın fotoğrafını paylaştı. Abuse and Enabling in Shangrila: Trungpa, Pema Chodron, and Shambhala kapak fotoğrafını güncelledi.

As the son of a celebrated literary icon, John Steinbeck IV grew up in a privileged world peopled by the literati and the intellectual elite. Sadly, it was also a world of alcoholism, bitter divorce, estrangement, and abuse, on the part of both his mother and father. In this fascinating memoir, the late son and namesake of John Steinbeck writes with great insight and a gift for lyrical expression about his often painful youth. Left unfinished at his untimely death, this testament to his life is here reconstructed by his wife of twelve years. Interweaving her own reminiscences of her life with John Steinbeck IV, Nancy Steinbeck has created an engrossing account from two perspectives: her husband's memories of his chaotic and adventurous upbringing and her own thoughts on their journey together to make a new life apart from the long shadow of a famous father and a troubled past.

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Other critics: The uneven flow of the narrative is probably due to the fact that this book was patched together by his widow, Nancy, after Mr. Steinbeck IV's death. It was probably a wrenching and heroic effort to overcome grief. She describes how she sought guidance in prayer to feel if it was OK to proceed with finishing up patching together and editing the manuscript parts into a published book. Anyone who has written a long research paper or manuscript knows it can be a Herculean task, and perhaps it is a miracle this book was produced at all. The statement that the allegations of sexual abuse by her father when a baby seem ridiculous perhaps has merit. Recovered memory therapy has recently been discredited quite a bit. The allegations are perhaps more indicative of her stressed state of mind attending to her dying mother while being beset by an emotionally needy and apparently cantankerous father, and the fact that Mr. Steinbeck IV was emotionally supportive during several such difficult passages, rather than proving any objective reality (or lack thereof) of the suspicions she had about postulated events which may or may not have happened when she was an infant.
I found this book very interesting, and very human. Mr. Steinbeck IV tells of his going to Vietnam twice during the USA Vietnam war, once in the military involved in radio broadcasting, and again as a civilian war correspondent, and liaison between an island colony led by a cheerful, Quixotic, ecumenical Buddhist monk with a spinal injury. He got an article published entitled "The importance of being stoned in Vietnam", which got him an invitation to testify before a Senate committee, and probably precipitated his arrest and detention, but his likeability and candor got him released and honorably discharged. He also wrote a book called "In touch" and won an Emmy for a TV show called "The world of Charley Company". The book conveys many interesting impressions about an amazing time in world and American history. The only parts I felt was artificial were some passages with John's name on them which sounded to me like they were fulfilling a perceived obligation to be fancy with language in order to fulfill people's expectations that a famous author's son would be able to be fancy with language. Towards the end, his poems and notes are sampled, and those seem so much more authentic and direct. Other than those few passages, I felt the narration and writing was authentic and sincere, and sounded true, and was amazing in it's scope and detail. Some of the observations and critiques offered were very bold, fearlessly honest, and insightful. One such was the critique of Al-Anon workers being unnecessarily condescending and haughty toward Nancy at some point. She insisted on being real, and relentlessly refused to treat her husband as a disposable person, and yet she also learned to take care of herself and not sacrifice herself to the whims of alcoholic/addicts. She describes how she learned to develop and enforce boundaries to protect herself and her children against her husband's continued misbehavior, but also let him back in after compelling him to realize she was not going to enable his misbehavior anymore. These processes and her rationale is explained clearly. One such incident is when she goes to pick him up from a rehab center in Sebastopol, and scolds him for trying to manipulate her. They also detail how they both eventually deplore the excesses of the Tibetan lama & guru, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and Nancy explains how a support and survivors group forms in Boulder, Colorado, which continues to offer support and perspective, and the excesses are compared to the Catholic priesthood scandals, which seems an apt parallel. Nancy also describes how she countered a team of malpractice defense lawyers, and showed mental toughness and endurance after her husband died in surgery. All in all, I found it a very interesting and rewarding read. It is true it was patched together by his widow after Mr. Steinbeck's death, and so it is a heroic accomplishment and I feel it is very worthwhile reading. It is very, very personal, and ultimately celebrates a family's and a couple's love that transcended and endured and gave so much love to everyone around.
Reighbyra
WOW! I had no idea.

This is an illuminating, intimate picture of a writer whose works I love. It is also the gripping, tragic, cautionary tale of a man driven to insanity and death by alcoholism and addiction.

This same sad story plays out for thousands of others every hour, day, month, year, nationally and globally.

It's not an easy read, but it's a very important one that's hard to put down.
doesnt Do You
This is one gem of a story, in fact, several stories. In flipbook-style, this book by John Steinbeck 1V, the famous author's son, and his wife, Nancy, deftly walks the line between memoir and expose. From growing up in an alcoholic home to growing up as adults inside a cult guru's enlightenment racket, the authors' dual recollections provide a number of deflating revelations, about the famous Steinbeck as well as the famous guru. I found especially interesting the dynamics between the Tibetan lama, Trungpa Rinpoche, and his American students, all brimming with devotion and lacking in personal authority, and the parallel with dysfunctional family systems. Trungpa Rinpoche appears as a drunken, crazy surrogate for the dysfunctional families of the authors. The ploys used to keep the power differential operating in the community of Rinpoche's followers mimic the betrayal and required secrets in the alcoholic family. At the time of the Steinbecks' involvement, the American zeitgeist was ripe with Eastern gurus telling psychologically vulnerable hippies, then yuppies what to do and how to live their lives. To the authors' credit, they eventually wake up to the pretense of waking up and embark on their own journey of deconditioning from familial ghosts and spiritual authoritarianism, but not before they hit bottom multiple times, wounded by alcoholism, codependence, and post-traumatic stress, and suffering the ostracism of their guru-adulating peers. The stories of emotional, physical, and spiritual recovery are compelling enough to maintain the reader's interest and stimulate consciousness. Well worth the read!
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