Balsamic Dreams

Balsamic Dreams

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How did a generation that started out at Woodstock and Monterey Pop Concert end up at Crate & Barrel? How did a generation that promised to 'teach its children well' end up with progeny so evil they could give that kid from The Omen a run for his money? This is vintage Queenan tirade chronicling the evolution of his own Baby Boomer generation. In this hilarious work of social commentary, professional iconoclast Queenan shows how a generation with so much promise lost its way by confusing pop culture with culture and mistaking lifestyle for life. `Queenan skewers the vanity of the unexamined mind every time ... [his] targets may be American, but he hits them with all the alluringly familiar accuracy and rage of Kingsley Amis or Auberon Waugh. Oh for more like them - and him.' Sunday Telegraph, Seven 'A hilarious and trenchantly accusatory dismissal of a generation's underachievement, self-importance and refusal to grow up.' Metro Life 'Balsamic Dreams makes for a diverting and often amusing read' Ireland on Sunday 'This book reads like an extended stand-up routine' Mail on Sundayshow more

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  • Pan MacMillan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0330542079
  • 9780330542074

About Joe Queenan

The bestselling author of America and Queenan Country, Joe Queenan is a contributing writer at Men's Health and writes regularly for the New York Times, Forbes and Smart Money. His movie criticism appears every month in the Guardian Weekend section; he has appeared on Nightly Review, Newsnight and Front Row; he has written and starred in three short satirical programs on Channel 4; and can regularly be heard on BBC Radio 4. Mr Queenan lives in Tarrytown, New more