It mainly talks about the author’s childhood and youth. The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff. The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor … Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. In This Boy’s Life, Wolff writes about growing up in the 1950s, moving from state to state with his mother as she tries to escape a violent boyfriend. If we look at this book from a whole-picture vision, I can say that the author’s past time is not very bracing or happy. Will the Supreme Court give him, and hundreds like him, a chance at freedom? Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. The film was critically and commercially well-received, and cemented the book as one of the landmark memoirs of its time. This Boy’s Life At 16, Taurus Buchanan threw one deadly punch—and was sent away for life. This Boy’s Life, which unfolds during the crew-cut ’50s, is a pressure-cooker melodrama about a rebellious teenager whose new stepfather (De Niro) turns out to be a macho tyrant. This Boy’s Life. With Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin, Jonah Blechman. This Boy's Life, set in America in the 1950’s, is a compelling memoir by Tobias Wolff, whom recreates the frustrations and cruelties faced throughout his adolescence, as he fights for identity and self-respect. This Boy's Life is a memoir by Tobias Woolff that was first published in 1989. I tackled reading Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life with a different gusto then I did with Andrew Pham’s Catfish and Mandela.. Paying attention to Wolff’s writing techniques and styles, I trusted my green highlighter to illuminate his writing prowess. This memoir This Boy’s Life is written by Tobias Wolff. This Boy’s Life (alternativer Langtitel: This Boy’s Life – Die Geschichte einer Jugend) ist ein US-amerikanisches Filmdrama mit Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin und Leonardo DiCaprio aus dem Jahr 1993. This Boy's Life (1993) Plot. His mother, Everlena, wrote “Taurus" on the photo before posting it on Facebook. Winner of a 2014 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama, Tobias Wolff is a novelist, memoirist, short story writer, Vietnam veteran, Stanford professor, family man and a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellow. Taurus Buchanan at the Community Bible Baptist Church in Baton Rouge in 1988. Although, for most of this book he picks a different name-- Jack. Die Regie führte Michael Caton-Jones.Die Handlung beruht auf dem autobiographischen Roman This Boy’s Life von Tobias Wolff aus dem Jahr 1989. This Boy’s Life is arguably Tobias Wolff’s best-known work; it was so successful that in 1993, several years after its publication, it was adapted into a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin, and Robert De Niro. I immediately got swept up in the life of Jack and his mother as they leave place after place, boyfriend after boyfriend. Showing all 3 items Jump to: Summaries (2) Synopsis (1) Summaries. His memoir, This Boy's Life is a memoir about the author Tobias Wolff. Rating: This Boy’s Life: A Memoir, by Tobias Wolff.. Grove Press (2000), 304 pages.