Cheerful Money

Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor

by Tad Friend

Hardcover, 351 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $24.99 | purchase

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Cheerful Money
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Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor
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Tad Friend

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The son of a Swarthmore College president evaluates the culture through which privileged families like his own thrived and dominated America for centuries before their fortunes failed in the 1960s, a period during which he assessed both the heyday of "Wasp" life and the dysfunction that had come to dominate his family.