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Are You Happy?: A Childhood Remembered


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Emily Fox Gordon was a fatty, an academic failure, a schoolyard pariah, and a disappointment to her highly educated parents. And yet her early life was, as she puts it, "a succession of moments of radiant apprehension." Growing up in a Massachusetts college town in the fifties, she cultivated the writer's lifelong habit of translating experience into words. As she grew older, she became aware of her mother's long withdrawal into alcoholic depression. For Emily this was a new kind of observation, made from the outside-one that changed her childish view of the world, and ended her childhood.


From a memoirist of great style and insight comes an elegant dissection of how youthful happiness is lost.

About the Author

Emily Fox Gordon is an award-winning essayist. Her work has appeared in American Scholar, The Pushcart Prize Anthology XXI, XXII, XXIII, and XXIV, Anchor Essay Annual, The New York Times Book Review, Boulevard, and Salmagundi.

Product Details

A Childhood Remembered
Gordon, Emily Fox
Riverhead Trade
Childhood Memoir
Personal Memoirs
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Mass Market
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
8.20x5.54x.68 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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