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Closing Time is Joe Queenan's memoir of paternal terror and loathing set against a Philadelphia cityscape ruled by a boozy tyrant who doesn't merit the honorific of "father," and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Michael Thompson/Sharon Thompson
I am glad I read _Closing Time_. For one, Queenan's descriptions of Philadelphia neighborhoods and Center City are spot on and evoke the city and its past in a way that resonated... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andrea Broomfield
You had a lousy childhood, and you hate your abusive father, we get it. I had a great childhood, and loved my father. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Whalton
I am always thrilled to read the words of anyone with as much mastery of the English language as Joe Queenan. Read morePublished 10 months ago by jefflang
At first I found Joe Queenan's memoir, CLOSING TIME, just a bit off-putting. Not because it had such an edgy undertone of anger and bitterness, which it does, and with good reason,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Timothy J. Bazzett
What a life. What a brain. Enjoyed this book very much. Queenan has an inquisitive and good brain in his head!Published 11 months ago by M Hill
This was a good but unusual story. He led a different life, but an interesting one. I would reccomend it for others to read. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gingerbread
First of all I want to say I read a lot and consider myself to have a pretty extensive vocabulary. If I don't know a word I can usually figure out its meaning from the rest of the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Hempist
I enjoyed this book very much - for those who loved "Angela's Ashes" there is a similarity here - 1950's impoverished Irish -Americans as opposed to 1930's Limerick - but with the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Diane L.