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How I Came Into My Inheritance: And Other True Stories

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Title: How I Came Into My Inheritance: And Other True Stories
Author: Gallagher, Dorothy
ISBN: 9780375503467
Publisher: Random House
Published: 2001
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

Memoir 1358301

Publisher Description:
Dorothy Gallagher began her writing career fabricating stories about celebrities for a pulp magazine. Nothing she invented, however, could rival the true story of her own family -- eccentric Russian-immigrant Jews living on the edge of Harlem.

As the daughter of dedicated communists, she is sent to Workers' Children's Camp in the summer, where daily self-criticism sessions are the rule. Her aunt Lily makes money selling lingerie to hookers, while her father sees no moral dilemma in shaking down his tenants for a few extra bucks every month. A cousin returns to the Ukraine and finds that the whole village is near death from starvation, yet he still retains his belief in Stalin's leadership. However infuriating their stubborn resistance to the world's realities, Gallagher comes away with an abiding affection for their assorted idiosyncrasies, and with the mordantly funny yet compassionate true stories she tells here.