Growing Up Amish: A Memoir


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One fateful starless night, 17-year-old Ira Wagler got up at 2 AM, left a scribbled note under his pillow, packed all of his earthly belongings into in a little black duffel bag, and walked away from his home in the Amish settlement of Bloomfield, Iowa. Now, in this heartwarming memoir, Ira paints a vivid portrait of Amish life--from his childhood days on the family farm, his Rumspringa rite of passage at age 16, to his ultimate decision to leave the Amish Church for good at age 26. Growing Up Amish is the true story of one ...

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Jerilyn H

Dec 12, 2013

Interesting Read

Poignant , heartfelt read of a difficult and very personal life in the Amish world .I highly recommend everyone to read this to gain a better understanding of Amish life.

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