Joe Wilkins's Growing Up Hard

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In Growing Up Hard the writer Joe Wilkins talks about his life growing up on the Big Dry and living in Montana. He begins mentioning how his family had little money, so for food they depended on the animals on the land. He went into detail on how he helped his father and grandmother kill chickens for a Sunday dinner. When his father died, his grandfather taught him to hunt. The writer’s detailed description of his first hunt by himself from what he smelled to tasting dust helped me imagine what exactly went on at the time of the kill. He went further into telling stories of him with his friend and the violence situations that wen on through his life but the writher never had a sense of violence. The writher mentioned the land going bad, everything
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