Posts Tagged ‘Closing Time’

Interview: Joe Queenan, author of Closing Time

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Satirist Joe Queenan finds a lot of things funny, but not his childhood. He grew up poor in the projects, where his alcoholic father was better at beating his children than holding down a steady job. Queenan talks about his new memoir, Closing Time.

Excerpt: Closing Time by Joe Queenan

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Humorist Joe Queenan turns a serious eye to his childhood in his new memoir, Closing Time. He writes about his abusive, alcoholic father and growing up poor in Irish Catholic Philadelphia. This week, he spoke with Adam Rose about the memoir, and you can read an excerpt from the opening chapter below.
Chapter 1. The Man [...]

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