Eye to the Sky: Storytelling on the Edge of Magic

Eye to the Sky Storytelling on the Edge of Magic Nobody knows how to tell a story like Bobby Norfolk and here he tells his own life story Norfolk grew up in hardscrabble neighborhoods of Saint Louis Missouri during the s and s sometimes wa

  • Title: Eye to the Sky: Storytelling on the Edge of Magic
  • Author: Bobby Norfolk
  • ISBN: 9781624910470
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eye to the Sky: Storytelling on the Edge of Magic

    Nobody knows how to tell a story like Bobby Norfolk, and here he tells his own life story Norfolk grew up in hardscrabble neighborhoods of Saint Louis, Missouri, during the 1950s and 60s, sometimes walking to elementary school from an apartment his parents could not afford to heat Lifting himself up by force of will and God given talent, Norfolk defeated a childhood stutNobody knows how to tell a story like Bobby Norfolk, and here he tells his own life story Norfolk grew up in hardscrabble neighborhoods of Saint Louis, Missouri, during the 1950s and 60s, sometimes walking to elementary school from an apartment his parents could not afford to heat Lifting himself up by force of will and God given talent, Norfolk defeated a childhood stutter to become a high school dramatist and later an exceptional college student The path was never easy and often frightening With men of color being killed all too frequently in America, Norfolk sought a personal identity based upon talent and hard work, but also upon where safety and justice might be found He tells these stories some heartwarming or humorous, some frightful and treacherous honestly, with a graceful mindfulness that all would do well to emulate.

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    One thought on “Eye to the Sky: Storytelling on the Edge of Magic

    1. Roxanne

      This is a Goodread win. This was such a wonderful book, the best book I have read in a long time. Mr Norfolk has won three Emmys. He tells such a wonderful story about being in the window on Black History. He has great personal insight and knows about many cultures and he speaks all over the world. I loved it.

    2. Lisa

      Bobby Norfolk was one of my top three influences and his book one, Moral of the Story: Folktales for Character Development, of my top three source books when I began storytelling 17 years ago. It was wonderful to read his autobiography and learn about this excellent storyteller's life.I was thrilled to read about his mentor relationship with Jackie Torrence a wonderful storyteller that I have adored on media but never seen in person. Love also that he has studied religions, belief systems and is [...]

    3. Tony Parsons

      Bobby Norfolk (A/A) grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Like all big inner-cities in the 50-60’s they were turbulent times of racial tension, changing America, protests & the Vietnam War.I haven’t forgotten those days growing up in 13 different states & attending 23 different types of schools all over the US.Playing Mumbly peg with my homies, & power booster pills a chick where I worked sold them to me, didn’t have that bad of luck but I quit taking them really quick. A remarkable [...]

    4. RYCJ

      Never heard of Norfolk before this book, so the impact of the stories, and thus storytelling, came as a much welcomed surprise.The childhood stories were a treat. Big Mama… his want to be superman… particularly the Clark Kent stunt jumping off that roof (not so funny)…though his reflection on the human slinky were a few favorites. I actually folded over crying laughing after reading about that trip to Temple University to join a Black Panther rally. Oh.goodness… few pictures emerge as me [...]

    5. J.R. Sedivy

      It is said that one’s life purpose is only clear in hindsight. Eye to the Sky proves this saying true. I found it interesting while reading this book to witness how the events of the author’s life unfolded individually, but also came together over time to create a cohesive whole. Bobby Norfolk has a knack for telling an intriguing story with an engaging simplicity. Eye to the Sky is a fascinating autobiography that led me to envision many of the events as described in the book, no doubt as a [...]

    6. Ted Parkhurst

      I read and re-read this storyteller's life stories. Some are priceless, many are memorable records of living as a Black child and man in America of the latter half of the 20th Century. Full disclosure: I was editing the book for publication as I re-read it. A vivid tells big of first-person American history during a critical time in our history.

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