The Friday afternoon club : a family memoir
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Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2024.
ISBN
9780593652824, 0593652827, 9780593833315, 0593833317
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385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : photographs (some color) ; 25 cm
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Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2024.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780593652824, 0593652827, 9780593833315, 0593833317

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"A memoir and coming-of-age story chronicling the successes and disappointments, wit and wildness of Dunne and his multigenerational family of larger-than-life characters"--,Provided by publisher.
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"At eight, Sean Connery saved him from drowning. At thirteen, desperate to hook up with Janis Joplin, he attended his aunt Joan Didion and uncle John Gregory Dunne's legendary LA launch party for Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. At sixteen, he got kicked out of boarding school, ending his institutional education for good. In his early twenties, he shared an apartment in Manhattan's Hotel Des Artistes with his best friend and soulmate Carrie Fisher while she was filming some sci-fi movie called Star Wars and he was a struggling actor working as a popcorn concessionaire at Radio City Music Hall. A few years later, he produced and starred in the now-iconic film After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese. In the midst of it all, Griffin's twenty-two-year-old sister, Dominique, a rising star in Hollywood, was brutally strangled to death by her ex-boyfriend, leading to one of the most infamous public trials of the 1980s. The outcome was a travesty of justice that marked the beginning of their father Dominick Dunne's career as a crime reporter for Vanity Fair and a victims' rights activist. And yet, for all its boldface cast of characters and jaw-dropping scenes, The Friday Afternoon Club is no mere celebrity memoir. It is, down to its bones, a family story that embraces the poignant absurdities and best and worst efforts of its loveable, infuriating, funny, and moving characters--its author most of all."--Dust jacket flap.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dunne, G. (2024). The Friday afternoon club: a family memoir . Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dunne, Griffin. 2024. The Friday Afternoon Club: A Family Memoir. Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dunne, Griffin. The Friday Afternoon Club: A Family Memoir Penguin Press, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dunne, Griffin. The Friday Afternoon Club: A Family Memoir Penguin Press, 2024.

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