Cheese Deluxe: A Memoir Revised Edition

Cheese Deluxe: A Memoir Revised Edition

by Greg Palmer

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Cheese Deluxe: A Memoir Revised Edition by Greg Palmer

CHEESE DELUXE: A Memoir, is a collection of mostly true tales of a group of baby boomers in a time of transition. They are high school seniors, full of their own good fortune, bright prospects and parents� money, unaware of a world waiting impatiently to gobble them up. But they are beginning to get some inkling of that world as they make tentative forays into it and then come rushing back to the shelter of home. That home is the Samoa Drive In, a classic teen hangout, and purveyor of the Cheese Deluxe, one of the world�s best burgers. The time is 1965, and the place is an upper middle class suburb of Seattle called Mercer Island, known for fancy houses on the lake, one of the best public school systems in America, and an almost entirely white citizenry composed of attorneys, doctors, accountants, middle management, and the ubiquitous Boeing engineers of the Northwest 1960s. It is in many ways an idyllic place to grow up, the kind of community where one of the �gangs� in high school is made up of members of the drama club. Moreover, the class of �65 is the last drug-free class in America�at least on the West Coast�as well as the last class where the boys don�t feel the increasingly ominous presence of a war in Southeast Asia awaiting them if they opt out, drop out or flunk out of college. Cheese Deluxe author Greg Palmer was a member of the Mercer Island Class of �65, who worked evenings, weekends, and all summer after graduation as the Samoa�s main cook. Over many a Cheese Deluxe he and his fellow Samoans enjoyed the vicarious escapades of their colleagues. Sometimes as a participant, sometimes as an observer and sometimes as a confessor, Palmer tells fourteen stories; some romances, some comedies and one or two tragedies.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150658325
Publisher: Bennett & Hastings Pub., LLC
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
File size: 650 KB

About the Author

Greg Palmer was a writer of books, plays, articles, speeches, advertising, and news, reviews, feature stories and documentaries for commercial and public television and radio for more than forty years. At the tender age of 27, he won the prestigious Peabody Award for radio humor. He was the Arts and Entertainment editor at KING TV in Seattle for 13 years, during which time his work won thirteen regional Emmy awards, the Ohio State Award for Children�s Television, and several other accolades. And he is undoubtedly the only person in the world who has been designated both the California Funeral Directors� Media Man of the Year and an Official Hero of the People�s Republic of Georgia.

His books include The GI�s Rabbi: World War II Letters of David Max Eichhorn (edited with Mark S. Zaid); Adventures in the Mainstream: Coming of Age with Down Syndrome, the story of two years in the life of his younger son Ned; Death: The Trip of a Lifetime, a compelling, funny and moving examination of the ultimate subject; and Cheese Deluxe: A Memoir. As a writer/producer and on-screen host, he created Vaudeville, Death: The Trip of a Lifetime, The Art of Magic, and Videogame Revolution for national broadcast on PBS. He also wrote Part III of The Perilous Fight: World War II in Color, a joint British-US production for PBS.

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