One of her six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Growing Up by Russell BakerRead about another entry on the list.
When I first read this book, published in 1982, I was fresh out of college, and the author's wisdom — "Make something of yourself" — sliced through me. Baker's pastiche of memories contains unforgettable female characters (mother, aunt, wife), up-and-down luck (the Depression, World War II), plus humor and pathos.
Growing Up is one of Calvin Trillin's five favorite memoirs.