Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor

Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor

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Tad Friend's family is nothing if not illustrious: his father was president of Swarthmore College, and at Smith his mother came in second in a poetry contest judged by W.H. Auden--to Sylvia Plath. For centuries, Wasps like his ancestors dominated American life. But then, in the '60s, their fortunes began to fall. As a young man, Tad noticed that his family tree, for all its glories, was full of alcoholics, depressives, and reckless eccentrics. Yet his identity had… (more)

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (September 21, 2009)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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