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Closing Time By Joe Queenan

Closing Time
by Joe Queenan

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A deeply funny and affecting memoir about a great escape from a childhood of poverty
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Closing Time: A Memoir by Joe Queenan

Joe Queenan's acerbic riffs on movies, sports, books, politics, and many of the least forgivable phenomena of pop culture have made him one of the most popular humorists and commentators of our time. In Closing Time Queenan turns his sights on a more serious and personal topic: his childhood in a Philadelphia housing project in the early 1960s. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Closing Time recounts Queenan's Irish Catholic upbringing in a family dominated by his erratic father, a violent yet oddly charming emotional terrorist whose alcoholism fuels a limitless torrent of self-pity, railing, destruction, and late-night chats with the Lord Himself. With the help of a series of mentors and surrogate fathers, and armed with his own furious love of books and music, Joe begins the long flight away from the dismal confines of his neighbourhood - with a brief misbegotten stop at a seminary - and into the wider world. Closing Time is an unforgettable account of the damage done to children by parents without futures and of the grace children find to move beyond these experiences.

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About Joe Queenan


The bestselling author of America and Queenan Country, Joe Queenan is a contributing writer at Men's Health and writes regularly for the New York Times, Forbes and Smart Money. His movie criticism appears every month in the Guardian Weekend section; he has appeared on Nightly Review, Newsnight and Front Row; he has written and starred in three short satirical programs on Channel 4; and can regularly be heard on BBC Radio 4. Mr Queenan lives in Tarrytown, New York.

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Closing Time: A Memoir by Joe Queenan
Joe Queenan
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2009-06-05
352
0330458272
9780330458276
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