SOME RECOLLECTIONS OF A BUSY LIFE
This book was printed in a very limited quantity. Get your copy while you still can!
An SF Gate Recommended Reading pick.
Some Recollections of a Busy Life is the autobiography of T.S. Hawkins, who grew up in a Midwestern log cabin, set out West in a covered wagon, saw adventure and hardship along the way, and eventually founded the town of Hollister, California. With all the plainspoken wisdom and humor of Mark Twain—who grew up just a few miles away from Hawkins’s Missouri hometown—Some Recollections of a Busy Life is a fascinating primer on 19th-century frontier life, and a moving account of a family’s struggles to make a new life in a new land.
Only three hundred copies of this book were printed in 1915. In wider release for the first time, this edition of Some Recollections of a Busy Life features an introduction by Dave Eggers, great-great-grandson of T.S. Hawkins.
Read an excerpt in the Hollister Free Lance.
Praise for Some Recollections of a Busy Life:
“The passage of time hasn’t diminished the charm and the potency of his tale. Indeed, today’s technologically savvy teens and their Facebook parents might enjoy the portrait of his life and times and Eggers’ engaging personal essay. Some Recollections of a Busy Life shows that a single life can illuminate larger cultural narratives and that stories can bind generations separated by wars, revolutions and centuries… Thanks to Eggers, Hawkins has taken his rightly place on the map of California lore and legend and in the annals of Hollister history that might intrigue shoppers at Abercrombie & Fitch.”