Too Good to Be True

Too Good to Be True

A Memoir

Book - 2012
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Recounts the author's efforts to rebuild in the face of a failing literary career and his wife's abandonment for another man, describing how his love for his young son inspired the confrontation of his own painful childhood memories.
When he was three, Anastas found himself in his mother's fringe-therapy group in Massachusetts, a sign around his neck: Too Good to Be True. The phrase haunted him through his life. This is his deeply moving memoir of fathers and sons, crushing debt and infidelity-- and the first, cautious steps taken toward piecing a life back together.
Publisher: New York : New Harvest, 2012.
ISBN: 9780547913995
0547913990
Branch Call Number: B Anas
Characteristics: 177 p. ; 22 cm.

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lukasevansherman
May 10, 2013

Maybe I'm a jerk, but I didn't feel that sorry for him. He comes off as a bit self-absorbed and self-pitying.

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JudithE
Feb 02, 2013

Loved it. I've faced my own failures in this life, and I love the way the author talks of coping with his. Beautiful book; one of my favourites.

LMcShaneCLE Nov 08, 2012

CLE writers will be consoled by this memoir of a young author and his trials and tribulations. Afterall, it's better to be broke in CLE than NYC -with the success factor less of a measure here :) Will make me reread Bonfire of the Vanities.

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