The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life - Maybe I'm Amazed Summary & Analysis

Robert Goolrick
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Maybe I'm Amazed Summary and Analysis

In "Maybe I'm Amazed," Goolrick discusses his brother's brain aneurysm. Growing up, Goolrick and his brother often played roughly, smashing rocks on one another's heads, and going to Grandma Nell, who they lived with, for bandaging. Goolrick had a strong fondness for Nell, and continues to reside in her home, long after her death. At thirty-five, though, Goolrick's brother was diagnosed with a berry aneurysm. Goolrick flew immediately to Atlanta, even though his brother's wife hated him, because he once told his brother he needed to figure out what to do with his life. Goolrick stayed with his sister-in-law, driving back and forth to the hospital each day, trying to comfort the woman who hated him. His parents flew down also, packing their bourbon, but spent much of the time in the house, expecting Goolrick to transfer...

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