FREE SHIPPING BOTH WAYS
ON EVERY ORDER!
LIST PRICE:
$26.95

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable.

Closing Time : A Memoir

ISBN: 9780670020638 | 067002063X
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Pub. Date: 4/16/2009

Why Rent from Knetbooks?

Because Knetbooks knows college students. Our rental program is designed to save you time and money. Whether you need a textbook for a semester, quarter or even a summer session, we have an option for you. Simply select a rental period, enter your information and your book will be on its way!

Top 5 reasons to order all your textbooks from Knetbooks:

  • We have the lowest prices on thousands of popular textbooks
  • Free shipping both ways on ALL orders
  • Most orders ship within 48 hours
  • Need your book longer than expected? Extending your rental is simple
  • Our customer support team is always here to help
A deeply funny and affecting memoir about a great escape from a childhood of poverty Joe Queenan's acerbic riffs on movies, sports, books, politics, and many of the least forgivable phenomena of pop culture have made him one of the most popular humorists and commentators of our time. In Closing Time Queenan turns his sights on a more serious and personal topic: his childhood in a Philadelphia housing project in the early 1960s. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Closing Timerecounts Queenan's Irish Catholic upbringing in a family dominated by his erratic father, a violent yet oddly charming emotional terrorist whose alcoholism fuels a limitless torrent of self-pity, railing, destruction, and late-night chats with the Lord Himself. With the help of a series of mentors and surrogate fathers, and armed with his own furious love of books and music, Joe begins the long flight away from the dismal confines of his neighborhood-with a brief misbegotten stop at a seminary-and into the wider world. Queenan's unforgettable account of the damage done to children by parents without futures and of the grace children find to move beyond these experiences will appeal to fans of Augusten Burroughs and Mary Karr, and will take its place as an autobiography in the classic American tradition.

Related Products


  • Kubla Khan : The Emperor of Everything
    Kubla Khan : The Emperor of Ev...
  • Waiting for You
    Waiting for You
  • Max and Ruby's Bedtime Book
    Max and Ruby's Bedtime Book
  • Something Like Fate
    Something Like Fate
  • Ellray Jakes Is a Rock Star
    Ellray Jakes Is a Rock Star
  • Froggy's Best Babysitter
    Froggy's Best Babysitter
  • Horrible Harry Goes Cuckoo
    Horrible Harry Goes Cuckoo
  • Horrible Harry and the Secret Treasure
    Horrible Harry and the Secret ...
  • Along for the Ride
    Along for the Ride
  • The Impossible Knife of Memory
    The Impossible Knife of Memory


Please wait while this item is added to your cart...