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Conroy's books are fantastic. I'm especially fond of THE PRINCE OF TIDES. It's a beautifully written book.

Beach Music is by far his best work. There is so much that comes alive with that book.

IMPROVE ARTICLES CONCERNING PAT CONROY![edit]

CONROY'S BIO ARTICLE AND HIS BOOKS NEED TO BE IMPROVED. THIS ARTICLE CAN BE DIVIDED INTO A BIOGRAPHY SECTION, AN INFLUENCES SECTION, ETC. ETC. PLEASE HELP ME TO IMPROVE THIS ARTICLE AND OTHER CONROY-RELATED ARTICLES. PS, SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS MY CAPS LOCK IS BROKEN ON THIS COMPUTER. RAmen, Demosthenes 21:11, 15 February 2007 (UTC)


Well you know he divorced that woman and is now married to author Cassandra King. 03/17/07


I'm surprised the suicide of his brother, Tom, mentioned in the prologue to "My Losing Season" isn't included in more detail. I've added the divorce details from that same prologue but don't have enough additional about Tom to add it.

I'm not sure I know what I'm doing but I'd like to improve Pat Conroy page since I can ask the "man" directly; I know I have to base certain statements on facts, links, verifiable material. I see "The Great Santini" then "citation needed" and I wish I knew what that meant so I can provide it.

Added Description of His Mobile Childhood[edit]

I don't know why this always gets left out of Wikipedia articles of former military brats. Why don't people get this? Military brats grew up moving all the time. They are not from the place where they were born, nor are they from where they graduated from High School.

Telemachus.forward (talk) 20:18, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Re-Bratification of Article Completed[edit]

Key "military brat" aspects of his life have now been made clear in the "Early Life" section of article. His identity has been stolen back from the civilian world where it was being covered over.

Mission accomplished.

Telemachus.forward (talk) 20:30, 21 December 2010 (UTC)


Returning later, added section on his writings in support of efforts at increasing awareness of the military brat subculture in which he was raised.

Also (important), I noted in the article that the Introduction that Conroy wrote for Mary Edwards Wertsches book is 10 pages long. This is important so that readers will know that this wasn't just a couple-of-line endorsement of the book.

The introduction also stands alone as an independent essay, and has been distributed widely as such in the adult, or former, military brat community. Thus it counts (conceptually) as one of Conroy's own works as well (and was written solely by him, is signed by him, and is credited to him in Wertsches book).

Telemachus.forward (talk) 19:55, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Reclassified as a start[edit]

  • This article has been reclassified as a start due to its level of detail. Capitalistroadster (talk) 03:40, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

"Lost" daughter?[edit]

The line about "lost" daughter Susannah is a tease rather than a point. What's "lost" about her? This line either needs to be completed or deleted. (I've held off on the latter in hopes that someone can flesh out this intriguing allusion.) Laodah 06:40, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Conroy's military brat status merely begs a more crucial question as to how he avoided the draft and Vietnam. Or, for a fellow aspiring to be a writer, why he would avoid such rich subject matter given all the famous novelists who emerged from wars? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.44.238.77 (talk) 22:18, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

2013 interview by Maureen Corrigan of NPR's Fresh Air[edit]

Here's the video : http://www.pbs.org/video/2365159508/ but i'm not sure whether it will be accessible from outside of North America. --Jerome Potts (talk) 15:27, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

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