"Featuring conversations with Richard Russo, Trey Ellis, Augusten Burroughs, Edward Albee, Timothy Kreider, Ann Beattie, Susan Minot, and other parents and former children."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. -284).
Formatted Contents Note:
Daddy. Red card ; The plover's egg ; I'm awake, I'm awake ; Time out I : conversations with fathers & sons : Richard Russo, Ralph Savarese, Trey Ellis, Augusten Burroughs -- Maddy. That'll teach 'em a lesson ; The orphan girl ; The gryphon ; Time out II : conversations with waifs & angels : Edward Albee, Barbara Spiegel, Christine McGinn, Timothy Kreider -- Mommy. The jumble ; The muffle voice ; I'll give you something to cry about ; In the hall of the mountain king ; Time out III : conversations with mothers and daughters : Ann Beattie, Veronica Gerhardf, Susan Minot -- Postlude : Anti-venom -- Afterword : "Same monkeys, different barrel" : a conversation with Jennifer and Deirdre Boylan / by Anna Quindlen.