Tagged: American

Lit rec #229: Why is Class Such a Taboo Topic For Americans? (2002)

Even if you’re not a snob, worth reading. What people admit about class and manners. SNOBBERY: THE AMERICAN VERSION by Joseph Epstein.

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Lit rec #225: Plus, best use of a baby-sitter in a short story ever. “‘Don’t sit on your father’s chair, Amy,’ her mother said, not realizing that Amy’s legs were worn out from riding a bicycle, while her father had done nothing but sit down all day” (1953).

Welcome to a witty, classicist suburbia. His usual terrific portrayal of children too. “THE SORROWS OF GIN” by John Cheever

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Lit rec #220: In the summer of 1991, Darcy Frey — then a 29-year-old freelance writer — ventured into the Coney Island projects, looking for a story. He’d end up spending a season with Abraham Lincoln High School’s storied basketball program and meeting a quartet of marvelous, nearly doomed teenagers — including a 14-year-old phenom named Stephon Marbury. (1994)

Coney Island basketball legends, including a 12 year old Stephon Marbury. Frey followed them for years. THE LAST SHOT by Darcy Frey.

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