Duck and Cover (a Memoir)

Duck and Cover: Things Learned Waiting for the Bomb (A Memoir)

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A coming-of-age memoir set in northern Minnesota during the Cold War, this collection of candid and humorous essays will cause readers to consider their own personal histories.

“Through the experiences of a child and the perspective of a leader, Munger’s prolific memories explore the grit-building experiences of growing up in the rugged, mid-century north.” Don Ness, author and former Mayor of Duluth

“Munger’s post-war boyhood memoir is an engaging and nostalgic read, recounted in short, stand-alone stories that can be revisited at any point in the book for a return to that world of innocent (and not so innocent!) days.” Linda LeGarde Grover, Flannery O’Connor Award-winning author

“The stories in this collection are especially evocative for those of us who grew up in the ’50s and ’60s. Inviting us all in like a kitchen door swinging open, Munger honestly depicts, through his particular lens, the joy and the angst, the pleasures and the anxieties of childhood and youth. These selections are woven together in a perfect mix of humor and tenderness.” Deborah Cooper, former Duluth Poet Laureate.

“Accompanied by ample family photos and snapshots, this is a deeply personal, approachable, well-written book.” Kirkus Review