DON'T KNOCK UNLESS YOU'RE BLEEDING: Growing Up in Cold War Washington

DON'T KNOCK UNLESS YOU'RE BLEEDING: Growing Up in Cold War Washington

by Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop

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BN ID: 2940014878883
Publisher: Elizabeth Winthrop
Publication date: 08/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 331 KB

About the Author

ELIZABETH WINTHROP (www.elizabethwinthrop.com), the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages, was born in Washington, D.C. Her award-winning titles for children include The Castle in the Attic, Counting on Grace, The Red-Hot Rattoons and Dumpy La Rue. Her short story, The Golden Darters, was a selected by BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Robert Stone. Under the name Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, she is the author of the memoir piece, Don't Knock Unless You're Bleeding; Growing Up in Cold War Washington. She is currently working on a personal history about her parents' love affair during World War II. The daughter of Stewart Alsop, the political journalist, she divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires.

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DON'T KNOCK UNLESS YOU'RE BLEEDING: Growing Up in Cold War Washington 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This excerpt from Elizabeth Winthrop's forthcoming memoir left me wanting to read more. The author's childhood was unusual, yet she finds universal truths for readers who grew up in more conventional households. Her "two fathers" alternated between remoteness and merciless criticism, yet she manages to find good in each of them, and insight or even humor in the pain. A tough childhood in the hands of a talented writer...the stuff of great memoirs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was so well-written, but so short! About half of it was a sample of the author's fiction. I must confess I was quite disappointed to have to settle for quality without quantity.