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Sitting On Potatoes: A Lumpy Adventure from Manzanar to the Corporate World Book Review Summary

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Carl Nomura's autobiography, Sleeping on Potatoes, begins, I was born in a boxcar somewhere between Deer Lodge and Three Forks. From a childhood of poverty during the Great Depression to being incarcerated into Manzanar (a Japanese Relocation Camp) during WWII, drafted into the U.S. Army and from the University of Minnesota, to Honeywell, Inc, to fatherhood -- Sleeping on Potatoes, is a wonderfully evocative account of Nomura's life and times.

It is the story of adversity and courage, of the poignancy of love and the awkwardness of sex, of family bonds and family tensions and of Dr. Nomura's rise to becoming a physicist and leader in solid-state physics.
This report prepared by Skye Wentworth








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Plot & Themes

Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story If this is a culture clash:    -   minority culture living in majority area Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes ethnic of society (outside)    -   Japanese Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+ Big/small town?    -   Big city

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Ethnicity    -   Japanese Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison    -   moving train    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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