New Moon [NOOK Book]

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The grandson of famed Catskill resort owner Jennie Grossinger, Richard Grossinger grew up in a Manhattan apartment with his mother, stepfather, brother and sister and attended private schools. In this affecting, gracefully written memoir, Grossinger details his unhappy childhood, which was punctuated by episodes of panic. His mother so resented his attachment to his father, Paul, with whom he lived at Jennie Grossinger's resort during school vacations, that she consistently behaved as though she hated Richard and...
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Overview

The grandson of famed Catskill resort owner Jennie Grossinger, Richard Grossinger grew up in a Manhattan apartment with his mother, stepfather, brother and sister and attended private schools. In this affecting, gracefully written memoir, Grossinger details his unhappy childhood, which was punctuated by episodes of panic. His mother so resented his attachment to his father, Paul, with whom he lived at Jennie Grossinger's resort during school vacations, that she consistently behaved as though she hated Richard and publicly favored his brother. Observing his son's emotional distress, Paul arranged for Richard to undergo Freudian psychoanalysis, an experience that he describes here. The author skillfully evokes the world of '50s New York and Grossinger's Catskills as well as the counterculture of the '60s, which he was drawn to while attending Amherst College.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The grandson of famed Catskill resort owner Jennie Grossinger, the author (Planet Medicine) grew up in a Manhattan apartment with his mother, stepfather, brother and sister and attended private schools. In this affecting, gracefully written memoir, Grossinger details his unhappy childhood, which was punctuated by episodes of panic. His mother so resented his attachment to his father, Paul, with whom he lived at Grossinger's resort during school vacations, that she consistently behaved as though she hated Richard and publicly favored his brother. Observing his son's emotional distress, Paul arranged for Richard to undergo Freudian psychoanalysis, an experience that he describes here. The author skillfully evokes the world of '50s New York and Grossinger's Catskills as well as the counterculture of the '60s, which he was drawn to while attending Amherst College. (June)
Library Journal
In a memoir/novel that is an orgy of overwritten self-indulgence, Grossinger, scion of the late Catskills resort hotel clan, chronicles his privileged but often unhappy life from his earliest memories to marriage and fatherhood. Private schools, a Park Avenue apartment, summer camps, and swaggering through vacations at Grossingers never quite compensate for growing up feeling unloved by a mother with numerous problems of her own. Years of childhood psychoanalysis led Grossinger into an appreciation of Freudian psychology and a lifelong interest in cultural anthropology, which resulted in his starting a college teaching career, the literary magazine Io, and his own publishing company. Grossinger's accounts of his childhood and adolescence are notable for their detailedone might say overly detailedhonesty. Readers who navigated the 1950s and 1960s at approximately the same age (Grossinger was born in 1944) will find themselves nodding in agreement as memories of their own experiences flood back. For comprehensive collections only.Nancy Pearl, Washington Ctr. for the Book, Seattle
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"This is a strong, deeply moving book. I can't think of another example in which the details and particularities of childhood have been evoked so fully, with such painstaking care and precision."-Paul Auster, author"In this remarkably courageous and unsparing self-examination, Richard Grossinger explores the labyrinths of panic and fear that lay beneath the Paradise-like surface of a privileged childhood. Part magic, part myth, part dream, part prayer, New Moon is a liquid mirror that leads straight to the depths of the unconscious."-Mary Mackey, author
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583944141
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 598
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

A graduate of Amherst College, Richard Grossinger received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan, writing an ethnography of fishing in Maine. He is the author of many books, a portion of which is listed below:
 
Planet Medicine
Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings
The Night Sky
Homeopathy: The Great Riddle
Embryogenesis
Out of Babylon: Ghosts of Grossinger's
 
He and his wife Lindy Hough are the founding publishers of North Atlantic Books in Berkeley, California.

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