HERE COMES THERE GOES YOU KNOW WHO: An Autobiography
By William Saroyan
Here is Saroyan at the top of his form - the unmistakable voice in all its resonant variety - setting out to tell the story of his life, and discovering early on that he is not going to stick to strict chronology and is more likely to leap ahead in one paragraph, make a connection that telescopes his lifetime in the next, and yet by the end of each chapter - master storyteller that he is - round things out to the approximate chronology he sets out.
In superbly rendered scenes from his life as an orphan, schoolboy, newspaper-boy, messenger, fledgling writer, family misfit, world famous writer, man-about-town, husband, and father, this book gives us the characteristic fluency of Saroyan at his best, and it introduces a new emotional depth that was to become a hallmark of the writer's later work.
Barricade Books (1989)