Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A collection of small gestures, sensory, memories, seemingly insignificant events, and other bits of personal history, Linda Rosenkrantz's My Life as a List evokes with uncanny precision and warm humor the infinitely particular and communally shared experience of her Bronx childhood. The entries are listed in no particular order, juxtaposing the tragic with the comic, the sublime with the ridiculous in a way more lifelike than literary. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Before I was born, my mother had decided to name me either Laurel or Lydia, names that appealed to her artistic temperament. But then somehow--she was convinced by my father's sisters to make me a lackluster Ruth, in honor of their recently deceased mother, Rose. And so my birth certificate reads Ruth Leila, a name I was never called, by my mother, either of my father's sisters, or anyone else.
So begins the life list of Linda Rosenkrantz, 207 random recollections of her first 12 years that together comprise one of the year's most unexpected and delightfully offbeat memoirs.
Rich with the sights, sounds, and smells of her sheltered childhood in a Jewish enclave of the Bronx. My Life as a List re-creates the urban experience of American Jews in the years surrounding World War II. She writes with wry affection of family and friends, of grievances harbored and accomplishments savored, all recalled with the laser particularly of a child's eye. Period photographs and ephemera from the author's own collection bring her colorful cast of characters even more vividly to life.
Juxtaposing the poignant with the hilarious, the insightful with the quotidian, My Life as a List is a delightful patchwork quilt of memories that is sure to resonate with readers.
Rezension: This charming memoir mixes zesty details particular to the author's roots in the close-knit Jewish community of the Bronx (after-school snacks of rye bread piled high with sauerkraut, confusion when an older person didn't speak English with an accent) and those familiar to any American who was a kid during the depression and World War II (weekly trips to the movies, lunches at the Horn & Hardart Automat, polio scares, defense bonds as gifts, fathers who smoked unfiltered cigarettes, mothers who "never sat down except to eat or sew"). Childhood's universal joys and sorrows, from pen pals to summer camp, are also recalled with affectionate warmth in many of the book's 207 numbered paragraphs. The unusual structure captures the nonchronological, in-and-out nature of memory, and Rosenkrantz's distinctive, funny, and sassy voice gives it narrative continuity. Lively visuals include numerous family photos (the author bravely lets us see her in the silly outfits once deemed suitable for formal portraits of little girls) and evocative period documents like a 1939 World's Fair souvenir ("taken by the Photomatic"). It's all great fun, and a welcome change from the diaries of dysfunction that have recently dominated this genre. --Wendy Smith
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