- Publisher: Da Capo Press
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 030681868X
- ISBN-13: 978-0306818684
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the '60s
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I got this book because I had read an interview with actor Jake Weber, where he talked about his turbulent upbringing during the 1960s. He was one of two sons of a young socialite named "Puss" Susan Coriat, and her husband, Tommy Weber.
I started reading the book, and I ended up finishing it in one sitting. Robert Greenfield really manages to tell a compelling and interesting story, yet still maintain a journalistic distance.
Both Puss Coriat, and Tommy Weber came from privileged, wealthy families. Yet both sets of parents divorced, and Puss and Tommy were shuttled around to various schools and relatives. Puss Coriat's mother Pricilla was well-known - she was known as the "little rich girl" and was one of the wealthiest women of her time, yet she was foolish and a spendthrift. Tommy's parents were likewise pretty dysfunctional.
Puss and Tommy meet and fall in love and marry right at the start of the craziness that marked the mid-to late 1960s. They were right in the center of it all, and they hung around with all the celebrity rockers of their time, in particular the Rolling Stones and Keith Richards. Throw in to this mix a lot of various drugs, (LSD, marijuana, heroin, among others) and you can kind of see where this is going.
I don't want to give anything away, but there is not a good ending for either parent, in particular, Puss. She develops a sort of drug induced schizophrenia, and had an apparent psychotic break along with depression. (Her reaction reminded me a lot of Sid Barret's from Pink Floyd, and in fact he is even mentioned in this regard.) Tommy's life continues with the focus on drugs, sex and rock 'n roll, which doesn't serve him well as he ages.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered this kindle version and the book was great but there were no photos. There were references to various photos throughout the book but none there. What's up with that?Published 21 months ago by bethh
I thoroughly enjoyed this book about Puss and Tommy Webber. More so because I have read "Searching for Grace" which is about Puss's Grandparents and their daughter Pricilla... Read morePublished 24 months ago by carolyn wightman
what can one say, about someone who leaves their children, in the care of keith and anita pallenburg,,,,,at nellcotte.... Read morePublished on February 1, 2014 by glorianne merkent
wasnt expecting the book to be so powerful but it was. sad tale of 2 beautiful but mixed up star crossed lovers of the sixties.Published on November 30, 2013 by Iphigenia
I picked this off the shelf at the library. These people led wild lives. This kept me interested entirely and I finished the book in a day.Published on October 19, 2013 by JP
Very good book to read on your spare time, I truly enjoyed every part of it, it kept me reading more and more.Published on January 9, 2012 by kBr
absolutely nothing compelling about two selfish people who should never have reproduced. too rich..too self absorbed...too screwed up. Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by vbreen