I recently listened to (and would reluctantly recommend) Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer-winning Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir. This was a a tough read. The author had a horrendously challenging childhood (some of which has been disputed by other family members).
An insightful look into poverty, Catholicism, Ireland, and the mid-twentieth century. A few of my favorite quotes are on Instagram. Pick up a copy and let me know what you think.