Ask Your Mother: Family Life and Other Impossible Situations

Thomas Trowbridge, Author William Morrow & Company $16.95 (157p) ISBN 978-0-688-09019-7
The wry cast of these vignettes by a parent who is also a New York lawyer offers glimpses of the absurdities, trivialities and perplexities of contemporary family life. Trowbridge, whose brief essays appear frequently on the op-ed page of the New York Times , is a family man, comfortable relating his experience of tonsils, athletic shoes, hamsters, holiday rituals and birthday parties. The author also muses on such conundrums as adult language (e.g., ``Let's have lunch someday'' translates as ``The conversation is over now''), his first job interview with a law firm, and the perils in choosing a suitable dinner wine. Good humored self-deprecation flows through these mellow recollections. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/05/1990
Release date: 06/01/1990
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