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Closing Time: A Memoir

Authors: Queenan, Joe
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO007000, FAM052000
ISBN: 9781101032565, Related ISBNs: 0143116681, 067002063X, 1101032561, 9780143116684, 9780670020638
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: An affecting memoir from one of America's most provocative humorists

Over the past two decades, Joe Queenan has established himself as a scourge of everything that is half-baked, half-witted, and halfhearted in American culture. In Closing Time, Queenan turns his sights on a more serious and a more 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, alcoholic father, and his long flight away from the dismal confines of his neighborhood into the greater, wide world. A story about salvation and escape, Closing Time has at its heart the makings of a classic American autobiography.
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