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Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    I'm not sure what the January 2012 reviewer was thinking, when

    I'm not sure what the January 2012 reviewer was thinking, when he/she criticized "The Whiskey Breakfast." This is a marvelous and engaging book - told sensitively and with great pathos by a veteran Chicago author. It speaks to the parents of children viciously bullied by their peers - because the author lived through it and tells a harrowing story in clear narrative flow. It is an unusual and poignant history of ethnic Chicago and a glimpse at a troubled immigrant family coming from a corner of Europe rarely covered in volumes of immigration history. It has received high praise from critics and was named Non-fiction book of the year for 2011 by the Chicago Writer's Association.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Not everyone's cup of team

    This meandering story, going back and forth in time, doesn't seem to know what it is meant to be. Is a story of the Swedish immigrant experience in Chicago? Is it a biography of a father that the writer doesn't really know? Is it a memoir of the author who doesn't reveal that much about himself, dwelling mainly on all of the injusices he suffered while growing up and which he still has not gotten over.

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