Oh the Glory of It All - 9780143036913

Un libro in lingua di Sean Wilsey edito da Penguin Group USA, 2006

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SeanÂ's blond-bombshell mother regularly entertains Black Panthers and movie stars in the familyÂ's marble and glass penthouse. His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade. The three live happily together “eight-hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; in an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows, full of water and bridges and hills.” But when his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend, SeanÂ's life blows apart. His memoir shows us how he survived, spinning out a “deliriously searing and convincing” portrait of a wicked stepmother (The New York Times Book Review), a meeting with the pope, sexual awakening, and a tour of “the planetÂ's most interesting reform schools” (Details). BACKCOVER: “A memoir that announces the debut of a remarkably gifted, daring and, yes, very funny, writer.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“The cliché Â'truth is stranger than fictionÂ' may well have been coined to describe Sean WilseyÂ's wild, wise, and whip-smart memoir.”

“[An] irreverent and remarkably candid memoir about growing up in wealthy eighties San Francisco . . . rollicking, ruthless . . . ultimately generous-hearted.”

“A vivid mix of brio, self-awareness and sophistication . . . writing well is indeed the best revenge.”
—The New York Times Book Review

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