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Balsamic Dreams
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How did a generation that started out at Woodstock and Monterey Pop Concert end up at Crate & Barrel? How did a generation that promised to 'teach its children well' end up with progeny so evil they could give that kid from The Omen a run for his money? And just what is so fascinating about porcini mushrooms? From the bestselling author of America and Queenan Country comes a vintage Queenan tirade chronicling the evolution of his own Baby Boomer generation. In this hilarious work of social commentary, professional iconoclast Queenan shows how a generation with so much promise lost its way by confusing pop culture with culture and mistaking lifestyle for life. 'A witty tirade' New York Times; '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 1960s... Balsamic Dreams is, as we Boomers would say, just about as good as it gets' Washington Post; 'Full of rollicking and hilarious prose... With this book Queenan performs a public service; he tells boomers to get over themselves' USA Today; 'Lunch-pail Voltaire for our times' San Francisco Chronicle
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The bestselling author of America and Queenan Country, Joe Queenan is a contributing writer at Men's Health and writes regularly for the New York Times, Forbes and Smart Money. His movie criticism appears every month in the Guardian Weekend section; he has appeared on Nightly Review, Newsnight and Front Row; he has written and starred in three short satirical programs on Channel 4; and can regularly be heard on BBC Radio 4. Mr Queenan lives in Tarrytown, New York.

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" 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 1960s...."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." -- "San Francisco Chronicle" " Often clever and rarely wrong....A finely, funny screed." -- "The Wall Street Journal" " A sardonic, often laugh-out-loud puncturing of Baby Boomer pretensions." -- "Kirkus Reviews "(starred review) " Queenan...dissects these ephemeral creatures asdelicately as an entomologist examining the innerworkings of a mayfly. He lays bare their failings, foibles, fatuities, flaws, and fads with a keen and unsentimental knife. The pages bristle with caustic wit and deadlyparody....A fully diverting diversion." -- "Library Journal" " A hilarious, quasi-maniacal extended rant against baby boomers....He pulls no punches." -- "Salon.com"

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