Closing Time

Closing Time

A Memoir

Book - 2009
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Queenan's deeply funny and affecting memoir about his great escape from a childhood of poverty in a Philadelphia housing project in the early 1960s.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009
ISBN: 9780670020638
Branch Call Number: 974.811 QUEEN QUEEN
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 24 cm

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chgarland
Jul 07, 2012

Contrary to what the blurb says, this wasn't particularly funny - there were just moments that made me laugh - but it was very moving, especially if you grew up with a drunkard. Queenan has a way with words, although sometimes he gets a bit carried away with his on cleverness, so the writing is worth the read.

I actually listened to this book on CD, but the reader is horrible, mispronouncing words that he should have looked up if he didn't know them. The worst was "Giuseppe Verdi" with "Giuseppe" pronounced with a hard G as in "Gil."

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