1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir

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  • Title: 1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir
  • Author: Anne Roiphe
  • ISBN: 9780684857329
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Download ☆ 1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir : by Anne Roiphe, 1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir, Anne Roiphe, Park Avenue A Memoir From National Book Award nominee Anne Roiphe comes this moving memoir of growing up in a wealthy Jewish home with a family who had money status culture everything but happiness While the nation was at war abroad Roiphe who was coming of age in s New York City saw her parents at war in their living room Roiphe s evocative writing puts readers right in ApartmeFrom

1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir

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  1. Why is it that a memoir by a talented writer about her extremely wealthy, extremely dysfunctional family usually turns out to be an extremely addictive read After two days of musing, I feel sorry for her parents and her brother Yes they were self absorbed and very limited people, and I know she does express some sympathy for them, but did it help anyone to have these relentlessly damning portraits of them out there


  2. Author Anne Roiphe explores the bonds of family and the tension of dysfunction that ultimately define the lives of those living at 1185 Park Avenue A Memoir Her mother s money sets them up, while their father, dependent on it and upon the life it buys, displays his resentments in various ways Anger, outbursts, disappearances all could be described as symptoms of the symbiosis that ties them together.Against this backdrop, the author and her brother, with whom she shares a difficult bond, grow to [...]


  3. I found this book interesting, because Roiphe s father sounds like a truly terrible human being, and yet she maintained contact with him until his death, always striving to please him and have some sort of closeness with him Ultimately, I think this book is about Roiphe even than it is about her parents, and even though her writing is beautiful and her upbringing is sad and fascinating, I m not sure I like her Yet I still want to read of her Pretty intriguing.


  4. An absorbing family saga that focuses on the family s time spent living at 1185 Park Avenue in New York City in the late 1940s and 50s Anne Roiphe skilfully brings her story to life.


  5. Interestingly enough, read this memoir about growing up dysfunctional while spending Christmas with my family How damned appropriate was that The parallels were astounding


  6. You can literally see, feel, smell, hear this author s life as she grows up in NY Very descriptive, interesting, insightful.


  7. I would like to grade this book with three stars and a question mark There was so much dysfunction and unhappiness it was cringeworthy Money does not buy happiness and it can buy unhappiness A sad childhood where parents were self absorbed the children vied for attention And not many of the people involved were even likeable Still it was a look at the life of rich Jewish families from the 30s forward and the people who married money and hated their partners for being rich.Roiphe writes very well [...]


  8. This is a very disturbing memoir reminding readers that no one knows what goes on in families except the people who are living through the experiences In the early 1940s the United States was involved in World War II, but there was a totally different war underway in Apartment 8C of 1185 Park Avenue While the outside world saw a wealthy, stable, respectable Jewish family, inside the apartment the parents were locked in a constant struggle and the author s brother was convinced that his mother an [...]


  9. The author grew up in 1930s Manhattan as a privileged child, with nannies, cooks and servants Yet her father was abusive and married up for money, her mother was ineffectual as a mother, often taking to her bed, and her little brother was mean and a loner, cutting off all possibilities of getting close to anyone The book is a real testament to the saying, Money can t buy happiness.


  10. my pprbck copy was the advance reader s copy, so was 15 pgs less had the hardcover picture a painful memoir with such pitiful, self absorbed parents heartbreaking b c the author did not view them that way told in a factual way instead of the usual poor me style that was probably the main reason it was so sad no happy ending either, at least not in the way a reader usually hopes for.


  11. A sad memoir by a writer who grew up not to far from where I did, a decade before me An account of the lostness of a generation of secularizing New York Jews, with their psychoanalysis, music lessons, and cultural pretensions Well written if a bit pretentious in style Evoked places and types I knew I m glad I don t live with these people any .


  12. A memoir of the author growing up as a wealthy jew onyou guessed it, Park Avenue, during the 1930 s Painful in how her family is dysfunctional and, while most of it focuses on her youth, you see as she ages that things never get right, but still worth a read.


  13. While I thought the characterizations of her parents and brother were somewhat overblown, to fit the poor little rich girl persona she created, overall I loved the arc of this book It was a bittersweet memoir with enough richness of detail to evoke the period well.


  14. Her parents were bound to each other in a union of mutual dislike he couldn t live without her money and she couldn t face life alone The abuse and misery overwhelmed the money and privileges of life on Park Avenue among the wealthy I was fascinated by the story and the writing.


  15. This was a really fascinating book Beautifully written I have never read anything by her before but I am intending to do so now.



  16. You know it was one of those books I kept reading even though I didn t like the people It reads like a novel but it s memoir, honest, and really interesting.


  17. What life was like for a child who appeared to be part of a well to do family, at a time when well to do was not very rich.


  18. This was interesting She had a different style of writing She wrote short sentences The reading was choppy I think it was part of her style It did not flow well Still good, though.



  19. Intriguing but a little depressing Incredibly selfish and superficial people Still, I d like to try some of her other books.


  20. An interesting look at life in New York during the 1950 sd into the author s disfuncitonal childhood.


  21. A young girl who grow up to be the author suffers through a greatly disfunctional family to triumph.


  22. Interestingly, a less charitable view of her family than in The Pursuit of Happiness, her novel on the same subject see below



  23. A memoir by the always wonderful Anne Roiphe, about growing up Jewish in Manhattan I recommend anything she has written, fiction or nonfiction.


  24. A sad story about a very dysfunctional family It really bothered me that she never confronted her father just kept coming back for of his abuse.





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