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Please Excuse My Daughter: A Memoir Julie Klam

Please Excuse My Daughter: A Memoir

Julie Klam

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ISBN : 9781594489808
Hardcover
272 pages
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A womans hilarious, bittersweet account of growing up in a family of career-shunning, dependence-seeking women and her journey to a state of twenty-first-century self-reliance.Julie Klam was raised as the only daughter of a Jewish family in theMoreA womans hilarious, bittersweet account of growing up in a family of career-shunning, dependence-seeking women and her journey to a state of twenty-first-century self-reliance.Julie Klam was raised as the only daughter of a Jewish family in the exclusive WASP stronghold of Bedford, New York. Her mother was sharp, glamorous, and funny, but did not think that work was a womans responsibility. Her father was fully supportive, not just of his wifes staying at home, but also of her extravagant lifestyle. Her mothers offbeat parenting style-taking Julie out of school to go to lunch at Bloomingdales, for example-made her feel well-cared-for (and well-dressed) but left her unprepared for graduating and entering the real world. She had been brought up to look pretty and wait for a rich man to sweep her off her feet. But what happened if he never showed up?When Julie gets married to a hardworking but not wealthy man-one who expects her to be part of a modern couple and contribute financially to the marriage-she realizes how ambivalent and ill-equipped she is for life. Once she gives birth to a daughter, she knows she must grow up, get to work, and teach her child the self-reliance that she never learned.Delivered in an uproariously funny, sweet, self-effacing, and utterly memorable voice, Please Excuse My Daughter is a bighearted memoir from an irresistible new writer.