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Cheerful Money : Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor (Paperback)

Author: Friend, Tad

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Tad Friend's family is nothing if not illustrious: his father was president of Swarthmore College, and at Smith his mother came in second in a poetry contest judged by W.H. Auden--to Sylvia Plath. For centuries, Wasps like his ancestors dominated American life. But then, in the '60s, their fortunes began to fall. As a young man, Tad noticed that his family tree, for all its glories, was full of alcoholics, depressives, and reckless eccentrics. Yet his identity had already been shaped by the family's age-old traditions and expectations. Part memoir, part family history, and part cultural study of the long swoon of the American Wasp,Cheerful Money is a captivating examination of a cultural crack-up and a man trying to escape its wreckage.

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Publisher Back Bay Books
Mfg Part# 9780316003186
SKU 212936899
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0316003182
Release Date 7/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0384
Publisher Back Bay Books
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