Boone's audience is pretty much defined by his title. This very earnest, appealing and ""sincere"" young man offers here, in...

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Boone's audience is pretty much defined by his title. This very earnest, appealing and ""sincere"" young man offers here, in an extended version of the movie magazine ""advice"" interview, a summary of his years `twixt twelve and twenty, addressed to that group. He talks about his first churchgoing experiences with his mother in Nashville, his training as the eldest son (and a descendant of Daniel Boone), his school days, his elopement with Shirley (daughter of TV's Red Foley) at 19 in '53, his abstention from cigarettes and alcohol, the difficulties of being a schoolboy, an aspiring singer and a father. The advice encompasses attitudes towards: parents, school, work, friends, dating, marriage, religion. The result of all this? a confirmation of the impression that, from the beginning, a well-meaning boy has been taken advantage of.

Pub Date: Nov. 24, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Prentice-Hall

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1958