By Joe Queenan
over the last 20 years, Joe Queenan has confirmed himself as a plague of every little thing that's half-baked, half-witted, and halfhearted in American tradition. In Closing Time, Queenan turns his attractions on a extra critical and a extra own subject: his youth in a Philadelphia housing undertaking within the early Sixties. via turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Closing Time recounts Queenan's Irish Catholic upbringing in a kinfolk ruled via his erratic, alcoholic father, and his lengthy flight clear of the dismal confines of his local into the better, broad international. a narrative approximately salvation and break out, Closing Time has at its middle the makings of a vintage American autobiography.
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Closing Time: A Memoir by Joe Queenan