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Ms. Roiphe is a wonderful author and this book gives a real insight into the life of a wealthy (Park Avenue type) New York Jew in the 1950s. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bernard Appel
I thought this was a well-written memoir that struck very close to home for me. In the end, it is what it is, with all its strengths and weaknesses - the family.Published 5 months ago by email@example.com
This memoir offers a behind the scenes look at a 1950s wealthy and dysfunctional Jewish family in New York City. Read morePublished 7 months ago by "carpelibrum"
I read this book from cover to cover hoping to find evidence of some humanity among these people. They brought new meaning to the term, "dysfunctional family". Read morePublished 10 months ago by Cooking Grammie
I found the time period, culture and psychology to be interesting but almost too depressing to read. Not a happy bookPublished on October 30, 2013 by happy treader
I read Roiphe's Lovingkindness years ago and it still remains one of the best pieces of prose I have enjoyed. I searched Amazon for her other books and ordered both 1185 Park Ave. Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by Barb
Really enjoyed this book, I could relate to many of the places since I lived the same kind of life with many of the same kinds of people. Well written!Published on August 17, 2011 by Ellen Feder
This is a book by Anne Roiphe. It is about her family. Her family members aren't particularly likeable, but they're all she has. There is nothing much to say about this book. Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by Anne Salazar
I first read Anne Roiphe probably forty years ago when her second novel, Up the Sandbox, was a bestseller. Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by Timothy J. Bazzett