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The Resource Cheerful money : me, my family, and the last days of WASP splendor, Tad Friend

Cheerful money : me, my family, and the last days of WASP splendor, Tad Friend

Label
Cheerful money : me, my family, and the last days of WASP splendor
Title
Cheerful money
Title remainder
me, my family, and the last days of WASP splendor
Statement of responsibility
Tad Friend
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tad Friend's family is nothing if not illustrious: his father was president of Swarthmore College, and at Smith his mother came in second to Sylvia Plath in a poetry contest judged by W. H. Auden. For centuries, WASPs like his ancestors dominated American life. But then, in the '60s, their fortunes began to fall. As a young man, Friend noticed that his family tree, for all its glories, was full of alcoholics, depressives, and reckless eccentrics. Yet his identity had already been shaped by the family's age-old traditions and expectations. Part memoir, part family history, and part cultural study of the long swoon of the American WASP, Cheerful Money is a captivating examination of a cultural crack-up and a man trying to escape its wreckage.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.5/20973092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.F715
LC item number
A3 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Cheerful money : me, my family, and the last days of WASP splendor, Tad Friend
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316003179
Lccn
2009006622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn310097122
  • (OCoLC)310097122
Label
Cheerful money : me, my family, and the last days of WASP splendor, Tad Friend
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316003179
Lccn
2009006622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn310097122
  • (OCoLC)310097122

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