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Oh the Glory of It All

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ISBN-10: 0143036912

ISBN-13: 9780143036913

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sean Wilsey

List price: $17.00
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Seans blond-bombshell mother regularly entertains Black Panthers and movie stars in the familys 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, Seans 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…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Matt Weiland is the Deputy Editor of The Paris Review . He has been an editor at Granta , The Baffler and The New Press , and he oversaw a documentary radio unit at NPR. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review , New York Observer , The Nation and The New Republic . He is the co-editor, with Sean Wilsey, of The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup and, with Thomas Frank, of Commodify Your Dissent: The Business of Culture in the New Gilded Age . He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.Sean Wilsey is the author of Oh the Glory of It All , a memoir, and the creator, with Tamara Shopsin, of a related Web site, He is also an Editor-at-Large for McSweeney's ,…