Closing Time: A Memoir

Closing Time: A Memoir

Joe Queenan

An affecting memoir from one in every of America's so much provocative humorists

during the last 20 years, Joe Queenan has proven himself as an epidemic of every thing that's half-baked, half-witted, and halfhearted in American tradition. In Closing Time, Queenan turns his points of interest on a extra severe and a extra own subject: his early life in a Philadelphia housing venture within the early Nineteen Sixties. by means of turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Closing Time recounts Queenan's Irish Catholic upbringing in a relations ruled via his erratic, alcoholic father, and his lengthy flight clear of the dismal confines of his local into the larger, vast 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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