Oh the Glory of It All – Wilsey, Sean

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ISBN: 1594200513
Title: Oh the Glory of It All
Author: Wilsey, Sean
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Press, New York
Publication Date: 2005
Edition: SIGNED First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: F

Synopsis: “In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess.” With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families. Sean’s blonde-bombshell mother (one of the thinly-veiled characters in Armistead Maupin’s bestselling Tales of the City) is a 1980s society page staple. His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade. When Sean, “the kind of child who sings songs to sick flowers,” turns nine-years old, his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend. Sean’s life blows apart. With its multiplicity of settings and kaleidoscopic mix of preoccupations – sex, Russia, jet helicopters, seismic upheaval, boarding schools, Middle Earth, skinheads, home improvement, suicide, skateboarding, massage, Christian fundamentalism, dogs, Texas, truth, evil, masturbation, hope, eventual salvation (abridged list) – Oh the Glory of it All is memoir as bildungsroman as explosion.

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ISBN: 1594200513
Title: Oh the Glory of It All
Author: Wilsey, Sean
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Press, New York
Publication Date: 2005
Edition: SIGNED First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: F

Synopsis: “In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess.” With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families. Sean’s blonde-bombshell mother (one of the thinly-veiled characters in Armistead Maupin’s bestselling Tales of the City) is a 1980s society page staple. His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade. When Sean, “the kind of child who sings songs to sick flowers,” turns nine-years old, his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend. Sean’s life blows apart. With its multiplicity of settings and kaleidoscopic mix of preoccupations – sex, Russia, jet helicopters, seismic upheaval, boarding schools, Middle Earth, skinheads, home improvement, suicide, skateboarding, massage, Christian fundamentalism, dogs, Texas, truth, evil, masturbation, hope, eventual salvation (abridged list) – Oh the Glory of it All is memoir as bildungsroman as explosion.

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