Publish date: October 1st 1994
Publisher: Academy Chicago Pub
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
After trying to put away some of her children's toys and finding nowhere to put them without displacing something else, our narrator (an idealized Shirley Jackson) realizes the family needs a new house. Just like 'Life Among the Savages', the surface of the book is wry and warm, but there are tremor...
I've never read any of Shirley Jackson's fiction, as psychological horror doesn't appeal to me in the least, but after reading this memoir of her life raising her four children in the 50's I have a strong suspicion of her source for inspiration. The book is very, very dated in that "I don't want m...
More funny stories about child rearing in the 1950s by the author of The Lottery
Jackson, writing about her four kids, husband, and small Vermont town, is hilarious. Although nothing in this book can top the disappearing pillow sequence in Life Among the Savages.
Due for a re-read of this hilarious classic.