Gentile reader, and you, Jews, come too. Follow Sue William Silverman, a one-woman cultural mash-up, on her exploration of identity among the mishmash of American idols and ideals that confuse most of usaor should. Pat Boone is our first stop. Now a Tea Party darling, Boone once shone as a squeaky-clean pop music icon of normality, an antidote for Silvermanas own confusing and dangerous home, where being a Jew in a Christian school wasnat easy, and being the daughter of the Anti-Boone was unspeakable. And yet somehow Silverman found her way, a agefilte fish swimming upstream, a and found her voice, which in this searching, bracing, hilarious, and moving book tries to make sense of that most troubling American condition: belonging, but to what? Picking apricots on a kibbutz, tramping cross-country in a loathed Volkswagen camper, appearing in a made-for-television version of her own life: Silverman is a bobby-soxer, a baby boomer, a hippy, a lefty, and a rebel with something to say to those of usamost of usastill wondering what to make of ourselves.During the night, pollen from loblollies settled over my vw, green mingling with red dusty clay, like a pointillist painting. ... the Partridge Restaurant, established in 1933, its neon sign mute, unblinking; Essermana#39;s department store shrinking outanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Pat Boone Fan Club|
|Author||:||Sue William Silverman|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 2014-03-01|