From Publishers Weekly
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This memoir is evidence that a sense of entitlement does not make a riveting tale.
Another big problem with the book was its writing style; so meandering and disjointed, often I had no clue to whom he was referring.
When I told her that it really wasn't very good she said, "well, it must have some kind of appeal."
A sincere indepth look into
a true WASP's life & how we see the values & traditions change over time.
Change too quickly in my opinion.
Someone, please suggest to Steven Spielberg this book be made into a film! The minute I borrowed this book from the library, it was devoured within 24 hours; followed by a 2nd... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jane Austen
If you would like to read an egomaniac's personal diary, droning on about his high IQ and sexual conquests while throwing every friend, lover and relative under the bus, then you... Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by janh
Well-written, entertaining, witty, and sometimes sad book, good enough so that I read it twice and will probably read it again.Published on November 17, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Simply put, boring! I could not relate to any of the characters, including the narrator. Most of the people seemed annoying--particularly his mother with her affected spellings... Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by Teachermom
My husband saw this book reviewed in the newspaper, and wanted to read it. It was as described, a great read, and he has it in his library to share with others.Published on February 7, 2012 by Donnae
The topic was promising, but the meandering nature of author's style made it difficult to keep straight the large multitude of family members. Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by W. Drake
I don't know what I was expecting from this book when I picked it up, but one of my friends recommended it and said it was fabulous and that I would just love it. Read morePublished on September 8, 2010 by L. Muircroft
This kind of memoir is not for everyone, but I admire that Mr. Friend does not shy away from recounting his own ridiculous behavior in concert with that of his relatives, most whom... Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by LettersHead