Growing up Amish

Growing up Amish

A Memoir

eBook - 2011
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Describes the author's Amish childhood, his departure from his community at age sixteen, his struggles to return to the Amish way of life, and his final acceptance of his own identity and his past.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, c2011.
ISBN: 9781414360720
141436072X
9781414360713
1414360711
9781414360706
1414360703
1414339364
9781414339368
1448789192
9781448789191
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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AmandaComeau
Sep 11, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. I found I understood his struggle and ached along with him. I didn't know how it would end and I was pleasantly surprised with the ending. Thanks to Ira for sharing his story.

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lisastitch
Jul 09, 2012

OK, but it's really teen angst and breaking away from parents' lifestyle. It's complicated by the Amish background, but it doesn't give much insight into the Amish culture.

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pentmm
May 17, 2012

rather disappointing. I thought this book would provide more insight into the Amish community. Instead it was more of one mans struggle to accept the Amish lifestyle. Of which..hardly any is mentioned!
Redundancy, thy name is Ira Wagler!

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ownedbydoxies
Jan 16, 2012

Never having read very much about Amish life, I'm enjoying this first-person narrative about growing up in the culture.

soblessed59 Dec 28, 2011

Not enough cultural info to be any different than any other teen ANGST story
I thought a memoir by an actual Amish person would be even more enlightening into what it is like to grow up so separated from mainstream society,but with the exception of very few instances such as the mention of the bowl haircuts and the boys barn-door flap in the front of their homemade pants(no zippers allowed),there really wasn't any more here and even less than I have read in other books on the Amish!

Largely disappointing for that reason.

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