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Author Reflects On Monumental Years In New Memoir

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Melissa Porter
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Gary Porter inside the Greenfield Public Library.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Gary Porter to discuss his memoir, Town Kid: Reflections of a Midwestern Boyhood. The book is a collection of essays capturing moments from Porter's childhood, and slices of life in small-town Iowa.

Porter was born in 1950 and grew up in Greenfield, a town of about 2000 people. 

He's authored numerous accounting textbooks and Duffy: The Tale of a Terrier, a book inspired by his shelter dog.

Guest:

  • Gary Porter, author, distinguished lecturer at Drake University

Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa