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by Dorothy Gallagher

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  • ISBN 1400062578
  • ISBN13 978-1400062577
  • Language English
  • Author Dorothy Gallagher
  • Publisher Random House (July 11, 2006)
  • Pages 160
  • Formats azw lrf docx lrf
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Arts and Literature
  • Size ePub 1600 kb
  • Size Fb2 1161 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 518

Dorothy Gallagher’s critically acclaimed memoir, How I Came Into My Inheritance, told of her childhood in 1940s New York as the daughter of left-wing Russian Jewish immigrants. Time magazine called it “a piercingly funny book . . . unsentimental, breezy, blunt.” In Strangers in the House, this brilliant stylist takes us into her adult life and tells us honest, funny, and highly distinctive stories about love, friendship, and responsibilities–stories about ordinary life told in an extraordinarily compelling voice. As she puts it, with typical wryness, “Oh my goodness, the themes you stumble over as you make your way from day to day. Trust, Betrayal, Class, Hypocrisy, Love, Hate, Greed, Sickness, Health. It only needs War and Peace.” Here, among other people and problems, we encounter a man who carries around brass knuckles, hoping to catch the lover Gallagher prefers to him–and whose behavior unexpectedly mirrors Gallagher’s own; the bizarre events that surround the disappearance of a woman with ties to both the Communist Party and Gallagher’s family; and the treachery of a trusted employee who is “bad with money” in more ways than one. The fragility of friendships, the fickleness of love, the marital crisis brought on by chronic illness–Gallagher dramatizes these universal themes with unique feeling, insight, and humor. This is a writer who will turn readers who come to her book as strangers into friends.

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Dorothy Gallagher’s critically acclaimed memoir, How I Came Into My Inheritance, told of her childhood in 1940s New York as the daughter of left-wing Russian Jewish immigrants. Time magazine called it a piercingly funny book.

In Strangers in the House, this brilliant stylist takes us into her adult life and tells us honest, funny, and highly . Dorothy Gallagher’s critically acclaimed memoir, How I Came Into My Inheritance, told of her childhood in 1940s New York as the daughter of left-wing Russian Jewish immigrants.

In Strangers in the House, this brilliant stylist takes us into her adult life and tells us honest, funny, and highly distinctive stories about love, friendship, and responsibilities–stories about ordinary life told in an extraordinarily compelling voice. unsentimental, breezy, blunt.

Strangers in the House book. In Strangers in the House, this brilliant stylist takes us into her adult life and tells us honest, funny, and h Dorothy Gallagher’s critically acclaimed memoir, How I Came Into My Inheritance, told of her childhood in 1940s New York as the daughter of left-wing Russian Jewish immigrants.

Dorothy Gallagher constructs her memoirs backward. Gallagher’s second memoir, Strangers in the House, begins with the collapse of her first marriage. She began her last book, How I Came Into My Inheritance and Other True Stories, with the sad and thin final days of her parents, Isidore and Bella Rosen, after they allowed their house to fall apart and most of their savings to be conned from them.

How I Came Into My Inheritance & Strangers in the House. How I Came Into My Inheritance & Strangers in the House. By Dorothy Gallagher Foreword by Daniel Mendelsohn. In an extraordinarily compelling voice, Dorothy Gallagher tells stories taking us from her parents’ beginnings in the Ukraine to her own childhood in 1940s New York, through the many adventures of her extended family and into her own adult life. Her themes are universal: the fragility of friendship, the power of love, the marital crisis brought on by chronic illness, the role of dumb luck at the heart of life–Gallagher dramatizes her stories with acute insight, strong feeling, and edgy wit.

Book Overview In Strangers in the House, this brilliant stylist takes us into her adult life and tells us honest, funny, and highly distinctive.

Dorothy Gallagher's critically acclaimed memoir,How I Came Into My Inheritance, told of her childhood in 1940s New York as the daughter of left-wing Russian Jewish immigrants. Time magazine called it "a piercingly funny book.

Time magazine called it a piercingly funny book. unsentimental, breezy, blunt

Time magazine called it a piercingly funny book. In Strangers in the House, this brilliant stylist takes us into her adult life and tells us honest, funny, and highly distinctive stories about love, friendship, and responsibilities–stories about ordinary life told in an extraordinarily compelling voice. As she puts it, with typical wryness, Oh my goodness, the themes you stumble over as you make your way from day to day.

Strangers in the House.

Life Stories: How I Came Into My Inheritance & Strangers in the House (eBook). by Dorothy Gallagher (Author). Category: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel.

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Jay
This is a lucid, sexy and brave account of the author's marriages and love affairs. It tells these stories in a humorous and ironic voice, giving acid pen-portraits by the way of several celebrated New York artists and intellectuals. The title story tells of the author's last and lasting marriage -- a "marriage into sickness" -- to a writer with multiple sclerosis. This chapter should be required reading for all who have to deal not only with the presence at home of a cruelly progressive affliction, but also with the necessity of dealing with sometimes venal, sometimes violent household help. In the final chapter, the author deploys her gifts as a historian (she is the author of All the Right Enemies: the Life and Murder of Carlo Tresca). Here she narrates the story of a second cousin in Moscow. The chapter is called "Dumb Luck"; it poignantly justifies its epigraph from Wislawa Szymborska: "What.../ If I'd been born/ in the wrong tribe,/ with all roads closed before me?"
Tiv
Gallagher's wonderful book--even better than her "Inheritance"

book--is full of characters who will be familiar to people who

travel in New York's left-wing circles. The book is both laugh-out-loud funny and terribly moving.