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  • Author:
    Susan Cheever
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    0517169479
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    978-0517169476
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    Random House Value Publishing (May 28, 1996)
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Susan Cheever (born July 31, 1943), an American author, is a prize-winning best-selling writer well known for her memoir, her writing about alcoholism, and her intimate understanding of American history.

Susan Cheever (born July 31, 1943), an American author, is a prize-winning best-selling writer well known for her memoir, her writing about alcoholism, and her intimate understanding of American history. She is a recipient of the PEN New England Award. Cheever's most recent book, published in 2015, is Drinking in America: Our Secret History. The book chronicles how alcohol has influenced the history of the United States.

For this book Cheever extensively interviewed a woman she thought was representative of the Boomer generation and then told her story. Summary: Perfect child and cheerleader, Linda Green grew up in an era when women expected men to take care of them and the ticket out of a family home was marriage. She became a hippie in the 1960s, lived in a commune, experimented with drugs and open marriage.

From the author of American Bloomsbury ("Beguiling" -Publishers Weekly), Louisa May Alcott ("Fascinating. At the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in the United States. E. Cummings was and remains controversial. James Dickey called him a "daringly original poet with more vitality and more sheer uncompromising talent than any other living American writer.

Turning the idea of celebrity biography inside out, Susan Cheever explores the heart and mind of her generation with this powerful true story of the life of an ordinary woman whose experiences as a wife, mother, lover, teacher, an. .

Turning the idea of celebrity biography inside out, Susan Cheever explores the heart and mind of her generation with this powerful true story of the life of an ordinary woman whose experiences as a wife, mother, lover, teacher, and friend are a fascinating prism for readers of any generation. Turning the idea of celebrity biography inside out, Susan Cheever explores the heart and mind of her generation with this powerful true story of the life of an ordinary woman whose experiences as a wife, mother, lover, teacher, and friend are a fascinating prism for readers of any generation.

And for that we have Susan Cheever’s Drinking in America: Our Secret History, a look at how alcohol and alcoholism has .

And for that we have Susan Cheever’s Drinking in America: Our Secret History, a look at how alcohol and alcoholism has played into 14 major chapters of American life. Cheever uses these sociological and historical trends to create a loose architecture for her book, but she’s best when writing about the way alcohol-its abuse and its rejection-affected personal lives, and when she digs up fascinating historical nuggets. Like the fact that George Washington lost his first election to the Virginia assembly in 1755, and then won two years later after he delivered 144 gallons of booze to the polls.

Susan Cheever is the bestselling author of eleven previous books, including five novels and the memoirs Note Found in a Bottle and Home Before Dark.

Examines the life and times of forty-five-year-old Linda Green, a typical suburban wife and mother, and shows how her story reflects and informs the story of her generation. Susan Cheever is the bestselling author of eleven previous books, including five novels and the memoirs Note Found in a Bottle and Home Before Dark.

In Louisa May Alcott, Susan Cheever, the acclaimed author of American Bloomsbury, returns to Concord, Massachusetts, to explore the life of one of its most iconic residents.

Cheever is the author of thirteen books, including Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography and American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. LOA: This second Library of America volume of Alcott’s fiction collects three novels published in the 1870s, along with a number of short works.

com's Susan Cheever Author Page. I was born in New York City and have lived here on and off my entire life-in fact I went to nursery school a few blocks from where I write this

com's Susan Cheever Author Page. I was born in New York City and have lived here on and off my entire life-in fact I went to nursery school a few blocks from where I write this. It took me a long time to admit I was a writer-I had a career as a teacher and I loved it. When I was married I couldn't get a teaching job so by an amazing stroke of luck I went to work for my local small town newspaper.

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