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So They Call You Pisher! by Michael Rosen

So They Call You Pisher!

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So They Call You Pisher! by Michael Rosen
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Oct 02, 2018 | ISBN 9781786633996

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“In his writing, he puts on no airs; his literary background (English degree from Wadham, Oxford) has not held him up—or back. Sometimes his writing is so simple, you wonder at it: how did he resist the temptation to dress it up? He knows—in his work at least—when to stop.”
—Kate Kellaway, Observer

“The lovely thing about Rosen’s writing is that it is rooted in the reality of his own post-war childhood—you can smell the matzo bray his father makes as a treat when his mother is out, hear the wheels squeak on his go-kart, sense the thrill of him and his 10-year-old friend Mart on holiday climbing the Sugar Loaf mountain and crossing from Wales into England with their trousers down.”
—Simon Hattenstone, Guardian

“Throughout his career, Rosen has inspired children and adults to fall in love with reading.”

“Rosen’s trademark style and humour are everywhere in his pared-down prose, evoking the north London suburbs with his communist parents, Harold and Connie, who first met as impoverished teenagers in the Jewish East End of the 1930s. From memories of his Shakespeare-quoting father, to forging his own path towards becoming a professional writer, this memoir is also a powerful love letter to literature.”
—Anita Sethi, Observer

“He’s too good a story-teller for this book not to be worth your while.”

“Humorous and moving … A memorable and worthwhile read from a principled man who celebrates the funny side of life.”
Irish Times

“He has the knack of instantly grabbing your attention … Rosen seems to have the unusual gift of being able to write affectionately and intelligently about his family, without quite tipping over into schmaltz.”
—Ian Sansom, New Statesman

“As with almost every experience in this memoir, it seems like a poem waiting to happen.”
Jewish Chronicle

“As you would expect from an excellent storyteller like Rosen, the book is full of humour and optimism but with twinges of sadness.”
Socialist Review

“This hugely engaging memoir excavates the theatre of the mind and memory … His anarchic humour, which is the hallmark of his children’s poetry, threads throughout.”
Morning Star

“A key lesson for children and adults alike.”
Hackney Citizen

“An enjoyable read with much humour.”
Peace News

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