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Dreaming: Hard Luck And Good Times In America

byCarolyn See

Paperback | May 5, 1996

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In this bittersweet and beautifully written memoir, Carolyn See embarks on nothing less than a reevaluation of the American Dream. Although it features a clan in which dysfunction was something of a family tradition, Dreaming is no victim's story. With a wry humor and not a trace of self-pity, See writes of fights and breakups and hard times, but also of celebration and optimism in the face of adversity. The story of See's family speaks for the countless people who reached for the shining American vision, found it eluded their grasp, and then tried to make what they had glitter as best they could.
Carolyn See is the author of five novels. She has a Ph.D in American literature from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is an Adjunct Professor of English. Her awards include the Robert Kirsch Body of Work Award (1993) and a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction.
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Title:Dreaming: Hard Luck And Good Times In AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:343 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 5, 1996Publisher:University of California Press

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In this bittersweet and beautifully written memoir, author Carolyn See embarks on nothing less than a reevaluation of the American Dream. Although it features a clan in which dysfunction was something of a family tradition, Dreaming is no victim's story. With a wry humor and not a trace of self-pity. See writes of fights and breakups and hard times, but also of celebration and optimism in the face of adversity. 53 photos

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"See's strength as a writer, along with her verbal agility and highly personal voice, is her superbly communicated belief that despite everything that's gone wrong with our society, 'in some places, some times, this is a beautiful world.'"--Rebecca Radner, "San Francisco Chronicle Book Review