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Balsamic dreams

£3.99

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How did a generation that started out at Woodstock and Monterey Pop Concert end up at Crate & Barrel? How did a generation that promised to 'teach its children well' end up with progeny so evil they could give that kid from The Omen a run for his money? And just what is so fascinating about porcini mushrooms? From the bestselling author of America and Queenan Country comes a vintage Queenan tirade chronicling the evolution of his own Baby Boomer generation. In this hilarious work of social commentary, professional iconoclast Queenan shows how a generation with so much promise lost its way by confusing pop culture with culture and mistaking lifestyle for life. 'A witty tirade' New York Times; 'Really funny.. Again and again Queenan neatly dices and skewers the pretensions, hypocrisies, and fashion mistakes of the generation that came of age during the 1960s... Balsamic Dreams is, as we Boomers would say, just about as good as it gets' Washington Post; 'Full of rollicking and hilarious prose... With this book Queenan performs a public service; he tells boomers to get over themselves' USA Today; 'Lunch-pail Voltaire for our times' San Francisco Chronicle

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Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
033049158X
ISBN-13:
9780330491587
Publisher:
Picador

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How did a generation that started out at Woodstock and Monterey Pop Concert end up at Crate & Barrel? How did a generation that promised to 'teach its children well' end up with progeny so evil they could give that kid from The Omen a run for his money? And just what is so fascinating about porcini mushrooms? From the bestselling author of America and Queenan Country comes a vintage Queenan tirade chronicling the evolution of his own Baby Boomer generation. In this hilarious work of social commentary, professional iconoclast Queenan shows how a generation with so much promise lost its way by confusing pop culture with culture and mistaking lifestyle for life. 'A witty tirade' New York Times; 'Really funny.. Again and again Queenan neatly dices and skewers the pretensions, hypocrisies, and fashion mistakes of the generation that came of age during the 1960s... Balsamic Dreams is, as we Boomers would say, just about as good as it gets' Washington Post; 'Full of rollicking and hilarious prose... With this book Queenan performs a public service; he tells boomers to get over themselves' USA Today; 'Lunch-pail Voltaire for our times' San Francisco Chronicle

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
033049158X
ISBN-13:
9780330491587
Publisher:
Picador

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