A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach


Book - 2013
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In this essay collection, now with a new introduction by Ann Patchett, Geoffrey Wolff recounts the moral (and sometimes immoral) education of a writer, friend, husband, and father. He shows us his wildly dysfunctional childhood Christmases--presided over by his con-man father--then shifts to his brash, short-lived teaching career in Istanbul. With dazzling literary agility, Wolff guides us through the surprising, invaluable turns that shaped his path: his victory over the chaos of drink, his open-heart surgery, his life-affirming surrender to the slopes of the Matterhorn, and his transcendent love of family. Long considered a classic, now expanded and back in print after two decades, A Day at the Beach shares Wolff's spirited, elegant, and deeply felt observations on an extraordinary life.
Publisher: New York :, Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC,, 2013
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2013
Edition: Second Vintage Books edition
ISBN: 9780804170093
Branch Call Number: 814.54 WOL NVD
Characteristics: xviii, 314 pages ; 21 cm


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