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Fathers

by Jon Winokur

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Definitely worth reading!, June 18, 2015
By L.

I don't generally reiterate or 'second' what has been written here about a book, but my experience with Jon Winokur's FATHERS is exactly the same as the earlier reviewer's: I got a used copy, like it so well (and use it in advanced ESL classes so often) that I had to get another for the intended giftee. Winokur is a gifted and practiced anthologist, having compiled the popular series of the PORTABLE CURMUDGEON volumes, WRITERS on WRITING, etc.: his discernment in selecting, and sense of rhythm in arranging the quotes about FATHERS of all sorts, is impeccable. From a short profile like Marlo Thomas', "My father used to say there are two kinds of people: those who stop at an accident and those who drive by. He was the kind who would help," to much longer and more-poignant selections like Mona Simpson's recollections, or G. Gordon Liddy's, this is a great volume to give, and to keep. ( )
  lulaa | Dec 1, 2013 |
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A nostalgic collection contains reminiscences about famous, infamous, and fictional fathers from their children, with contributions by Candice Bergen, Angelica Huston, Thurgood Marshall, Calvin Coolidge, and other notables. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

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Memoirs from Alice Walker, Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur Ashe, Angelica Huston, George Bernard Shaw, Martha Graham, and more than 200 others.--Cover.

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