ePub A Tongue in the Sink: The Harrowing Adventures of a Baby Boomer Childhood download
by Dennis,Ph.D. Fried
Attention should be paid to this man, especially if you want to do a lot of smiling
Attention should be paid to this man, especially if you want to do a lot of smiling. -Stuart M. Kaminsky, Edgar-award-winning author and screenwriter. Denny Fried's A Tongue In The Sink is a must-read for anyone who grew up in small-town USA, especially if you lived in Catskill, NY as I did. Who can forget the big kids and their torture, first girl friends, the swimming hole, early jobs, elementary and high school, and that first talk with mom or dad about the "birds and the bees.
A Tongue in the Sink book. A book definitely written for all of us babyboomers, Author Dennis Fried's memoirs of childhood pre-political correctness or social justice is a real treat. Evoking a feeling akin to Jean Shepard's Christmas Story we relive 50's and 60's childhood through the eyes of an actual eyewitness. A great trip down memory lane for those of us who experienced the times and a good picture for those born in the time of cell phones, computers and online video services.
Dennis takes us back to his childhood in Catskill, . I learned a lot about life outside of my hood (NYC), small towns are the hidden gems of Americana. Dennis and his brother Randy had a stable home, and despite occasional and deserving corporal punishment, Dennis’s childhood adventures are like a classic 50s family sitcom but with more realistic episodes, like discovering new curse words and repeating them to get a reaction from adults. How did kids earn more than a quarter for their allowance? Good old paper route? I was also lucky to have a paper route until I discovered collecting cans.
Fried draws readers into his childhood while at the same time hurling them back into their own. A terrific read-for boomers and everyone else. A Terrific Romp Through Nostalgia. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago.
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Baby boomers (also known as boomers) are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation and preceding Generation X. The Baby Boom generation is most often defined as those individuals born between 1946 and 1964
Baby boomers (also known as boomers) are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation and preceding Generation X. The Baby Boom generation is most often defined as those individuals born between 1946 and 1964. In Western Europe and North America, boomers are widely associated with privilege, as many grew up during a period of increasing affluence due in part to widespread post-war government subsidies in housing and education.
Babies are sponges for new information – so why does it take so long for us to form your first memory? .
Babies are sponges for new information – so why does it take so long for us to form your first memory? BBC Future investigates. It was a minor obsession of the father of psychotherapy, Sigmund Freud, who coined the phrase ‘infant amnesia’ over 100 years ago. Probing that mental blank throws up some intriguing questions. Did your earliest memories actually happen, or are they simply made up? Can we remember events without the words to describe them? And might it one day be possible to claim your missing memories back?
Do you look at today's kids and suspect that they're aliens?
Have you ever assaulted an electronic device?
Have you been ridiculed in the recent past for using paper and pencil?
Do you forget whether some of your favorite movie stars are dead or alive?
Have you been saying "When I was a kid" more and more lately?
Then meet Dennis Fried, former philosophy professor and stand-up comic (just your normal, everyday career path), and author of the popular Memoirs of a Papillon: The Canine Guide to Living with Humans without Going Mad. Return with him to the days when kids actually went outside to play! When SUVs were not only unknown but unneeded, since no self-respecting kid wanted to be seen being dropped off by his parents. When gym teachers issued directly from the "walk it off" school of pain management. Back to the days of Saturday afternoon double features, A-bomb drills, and the always-dangerous Big Kids.
This wry, incisive memoir about growing up in a small town will fill you with laughter, nostalgia, and reflections on the changing nature of childhood. If you were ever a kid, this is your story.
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