I just finished reading This Boy's Life: A Memoir. I loved the book. It is a rather grim, yet darkly funny coming-of-age memoir about a boy that lives in a difficult environment that he seeks to escape. I returned to read this paragraph repeatedly (p. 145 in my paperback edition), where he describes his stepfather Dwight's love of Lawrence Welk. I think it is a perfect paragraph, and it makes me laugh every time I read it.