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by Dennis,Ph.D. Fried

ePub A Tongue in the Sink: The Harrowing Adventures of a Baby Boomer Childhood download
Author:
Dennis,Ph.D. Fried
ISBN13:
978-0967933511
ISBN:
096793351X
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Publisher:
Eiffel Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 2004)
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Subcategory:
History & Criticism
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1149 kb
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1617 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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462

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?

Are the current events of your childhood now showing on the History Channel?

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.

  • You can watch the news for 30 minutes and be depressed. You can go to a professional sports game and spend $500 for tickets and watch poor role models whose mugshots are online beat each other up. Or, you can spend roughly the amount of money that it takes to buy a pizza, read a chapter a night of this book, and be entertained wildly for more than a week. There are lots of classic quotes and paragraphs that will crack you up.

  • Having grown up in Catskill, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As recently as last Friday, while enjoying the company of two classmates , I too mentioned that I had a most wonderful childhood growing up on Division St.,in Catskill. (Catskill high school class of 1950)
    I also am writing memoirs of that childhood. Some similarities but also some extreme differences. I was in some classes with the authors aunt Sybil who ,I,believe was in the class of 1949.
    I can't even hope to be as entertaining as Dennis.
    Joe Cardinale Melbourne Beach Fl. / Lake Placid Ny.

  • great story of the town where I grew up

  • This book will have you laughing until the tears come.
    If you are a baby boomer like me than you will be able
    to relate to this as well. One of the best books I've read.
    Don't miss out!

  • 5 Stars: Boomer Appreciation

    Being a Gen Xer, I grew up watching "My Three Sons" and "Happy Days" saturated in Baby Boomers growing up before the protest songs and the war in Vietnam. Perhaps Baby Boomers birthed the pop culture that my generation built upon with references in our mainstream culture. Observations from the past are dismissed as old thinking and growing up resilient or having today's kids' problem solve with their wits no longer is encouraged, no one tells the youth of now to "walk it off." While we can list all the wrongs of a generation especially "Baby Boomers," some memoirs can fill us with nostalgia and point out experiences we missed out on, "A Tongue in the Sink: The Harrowing Adventures of a Baby Boomer Childhood" by Dennis Fried, Ph.D. is witty, wonderfully written laid-back reading and not dense with a scarred childhood.

    Dennis takes us back to his childhood , I learned a lot about life outside of my hood, 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 for a nickel. Playboys and funny grandparents and BB guns all part of a humorous author's childhood leaving you with a sense of satisfaction. Before "play dates" and parental involvement with the natural social order of kids, kids had to resolve who's their best friends and insulting in fun wasn't labeled as someone bullying other kid, there was a clear distinction.

    As I stated before memoirs are my favorite genre, but so many times it comes with hard themes and a few laughs "A Tongue in the Sink: The Harrowing Adventures of a Baby Boomer Childhood" is the contrary. Not every reflective story needs to be all that serious to have an impact on the reader; sometimes we need a laugh and a find a moment in time when everything about growing up wasn't a cause for adults to upset.

  • I am a professional cartoonist/writer and
    one of my main job is to read "funny stuff" to
    help develop ideas. I literally read thousands
    of humor-related books and I can assure you this
    is the best written-funniest I've come accross. If
    I'm in a nursing home one day (which is bound to happen)
    and a young person comes to visit and asks me if there
    is one thing I would do over differently, my answer would
    be "Read A Tongue In The Sink by Dennis Fried" about
    30 years earlier (if it had been available). Read this
    book. It's not only fun entertainment, in a way, its
    a subtle lesson on how to not take life so serioulsy.
    I never thought I'd say a humor book coulb be a "life
    changing experience"...this one is. Thanks Dennis. Please
    werite more. Sincerely, Rick London Londons Times Cartoons
    [...]

  • This book is one of the best, funniest, and most entertaining books I have ever read. Both my husband and I enjoyed it so much. The day I bought it, I spent the rest of the day reading it....and just couldn't put it down until I finished it. Reading this book causes fits of giggling, snickering, chuckling, and laughing right out loud from cover to cover. Both Genevieve and her human, Dennis Fried, are wonderful writers who know how to entertain their readers. Anyone who ever was a child will truly enjoy this book, regardless of their age or when or where they grew up. It is filled with insight and humor and brings back a lot of memories of "the good old days" when we were younger. Genevieve has counseled her human well...and should encourage him to write more books.

  • It's true that Denny Fried's look back to see what was gaining on him in his youth will make you laugh, as the book cover warns. But be prepared to experience deep nostalgia, even, amazingly, for places you haven't been and cultural corners you haven't explored. 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.