by Joe Queenan
Hardcover, 338 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $26.95 |
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Recounts the author's Irish-Catholic upbringing in a 1960s Philadelphia housing project, discussing his alcoholic father's volatile temper and his struggles to forge a more promising future through his love for books and music.
April 18, 2009 NPR's Scott Simon talks with humor writer Joe Queenan about "Closing Time," Queenan's memoir of growing up in a Philadelphia housing project with an abusive father and indifferent mother.
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