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Dumbfounded Big Money. Big Hair. Big Problems. or Why Having It All Isn't for Sissies. (Paperback)

Author:  Matt Rothschild
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0307405435
ISBN-13: 9780307405432
Sku: 210409073
Publish Date: 8/4/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  320
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The author describes growing up under the care of his grandmother after his mother left him for Italy and her fourth husband, and his struggle to fit into the genteel world of Upper East Side Manhattan and his eccentric and dysfunctional family. *Author: Rothschild, Matt *Publication Date: 2009/08/04 *Number of Pages: 301 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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The only Jewish family in a Fifth Avenue building of WASPs, the Rothschilds took in their young grandson, Matt, after his mother left him for Italy and a fourth husband. Matt secretly wore his razor-tongued grandmother's dresses, shoplifted Barbies from FAO Schwarz, routinely disappointed his grandfather by showing no interest in sports, and got kicked out of nearly every elite private school in Manhattan. He was eventually sent to a boarding school (paid for by his grandmother's ransomed van Gogh). But as funny as his hijinks are on the page, at the time they were symptoms of the pain of being a Jewfroed, sexually confused kid, abandoned by his mother, and trying to fit in among the genteel world.

Matt Rothschild tells his story with humor, honesty, and unlikely compassion for his eccentric relatives, including his mother, in this bitingly entertaining and unexpectedly tender memoir.

"With acerbic wit and self-deprecating humor, Matt Rothschild...recounts his childhood....With genuine affection and brutal honesty, he paints vivid, delightful portraits." -USA Today

"A family-disfunctional saga at its best...A-" -Washington Post

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