Author, Joan Arnast has captured and expressed some specific memories of her childhood. A Child Of The 1930's is her collection of those memories, written almost in a diary-like format. Through her eyes you can view a time when life in America was simpler, yet harder; when human character was more honorable, yet was forged like hardened steel in the furnace of that hardship. The author’s ability to laugh at herself is a quality that permeates most of her individual entries. You are invited to step into her shoes and share the memories of her childhood. If you grew up during the 1930’s and 40’s, reading A Child Of The 1930’s may stir up some memories of your own. If you grew up much later in life, this book will enable you to vicariously experience what life was like in an earlier American culture.