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Balsamic dreams

a short but self-important history of the baby boomer generation
  • 211 Pages
  • 2.50 MB
  • 5990 Downloads
  • English
by
Henry Holt and Co. , New York
Social conditions, Baby boom generation, Social life and cu
StatementJoe Queenan
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHN57 .Q44 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination211 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24937129M
ISBN 100805067205
ISBN 139780805067200
LC Control Number00054248
OCLC/WorldCa45620872

Balsamic Dreams is, as we Boomers would say, just about as good as it gets.” ―The Washington Post “A witty tirade.” ―The New York Times “Full of rollicking and hilarious prose, and with this book Queenan performs a public service: He tells boomers to get over themselves.” ―USA Today “Lunch-pail Voltaire for our times.”/5(59).

He has written for numerous publications, such as Spy Magazine, TV Guide, Movieline, The Guardian and the New York Times Book Review. He has written eight books, including Balsamic Dreams, a scathing critique of the Baby Boomers, Red Lobster, White Trash, and the Blue Lagoon, a tour of Joe Queenan is a humorist, critic and author from /5.

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Balsamic Dreams is, as we Boomers would say, just about as good as it gets.” —The Washington Post “A witty tirade.” —The New York Times “Full of rollicking and hilarious prose, and with this book Queenan performs a public service: He tells boomers to get over themselves.” —USA Today “Lunch-pail Voltaire for our times.”/5(8).

BALSAMIC DREAMS. A Short But Self-Important History of the Baby Boomer Generation Queenan hits the mark, particularly in pointing to Boomers’ annoying contributions to culture—not only balsamic vinegar but message T-shirts, male ponytails, “tag-team” eulogies, childrearing habits, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and, most hilariously Author: Joe Queenan.

The author of the bestselling Red Lobster, White Trash, and the Blue Lagoon takes aim at the boomer generation in a hilarious work of social commentary. It's become fashionable to vilify baby boomers. Professional iconoclast and baby boomer Joe Queenan, however, takes a somewhat more benign position: Balsamic dreams book, the baby boomers are venal, self-obsessed egomaniacs.

Balsamic Dreams is, as we Boomers would say, just about as good as it gets.” —The Washington Post “A witty tirade.” —The New York Times “Full of rollicking and hilarious prose, and with this book Queenan performs a public service: He tells boomers to get over themselves.” —USA Today “Lunch-pail Voltaire for our times.”.

Queenan talked about his latest book, [Balsamic Dreams: A Short But Balsamic dreams book History of the Baby Boomer Generation], published by Picador USA, in.

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The faults of Balsamic Dreams only point to what the book could have been with judicious editing and greater focus. Sure, I laughed out loud.

With Queenan's timing and acuteness it can't be helped. On finishing, I was left wanting more: deeper thought, less smugness. Still Queenan's singular perspective shines in a time when the Jerry. Find books like Balsamic Dreams: A Short But Self-Important History of the Baby Boomer Generation from the world’s largest community of readers.

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Queenan's latest book, Balsamic Dreams, is intended to be an indictment of the Baby Boomer Generation, of which he is an embarrassed member. He's operating in what Norman Schwarzkopf might call a target rich environment here, and almost inevitably much of what he has to say is very amusing, even laugh-out-loud funny in places.4/5.

Balsamic Dreams by Joe Queenan Picador £, pp Joe Queenan has made a career for himself as a contrarian, hoisting his victims with their own petards. 'This book reads like an extended stand-up routine' Mail on Sunday 'Really funny Again and again Queenan neatly dices and skewers the pretensions, hypocrisies, and fashion mistakes of the generation that came of age during the s Balsamic Dreams is, as we Boomers would say, just about as good as it gets' Washington Post.

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Balsamic Dreams is Queenan’s indictment, as specific as he can make it without, y’know, having to look stuff up.

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Joe Queenan (born November 3, ) is a prolific American free-lance satirist and critic. He is the author of nine books, including Red Lobster, White Trash and the Blue Lagoon and If You’re Talking to Me, Your Career Must Be in best-selling memoir Closing Time was a New York Times Notable Book.

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Queenan has written. Balsamic Moon Definition of Balsamic Moon "Balsamic" is a phase of the moon —between the last quarter moon and the new moon.

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It is when the moon appears as a very thin crescent just before dawn. A balsamic moon is a good time for contemplation, rather than for making drastic changes in your life.

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