The Clancys of Queens: A Memoir (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

A witty memoir that weaves an authentic coming-of-age tale into a bold portrait of New York’s working-class women.

Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty, Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. This childhood triptych comes to life in The Clancys of Queens, an electric, one-of-a-kind memoir.   
 
From scheming and gambling with her force-of-nature grandmother, to brawling with eleven-year-old girls on the concrete recess battle yard of MS 172, to hours lounging on Adirondack chairs beside an immaculate croquet lawn, to holding court beside Joey O’Dirt, Goiter Eddy, and Roger the Dodger at her Dad’s local bar, Tara leapfrogs across these varied spheres, delivering stories from each world with originality, grit, and outrageous humor.
 
But The Clancys of Queens is not merely an authentic coming-of-age tale or a rowdy barstool biography. Chock-full of characters who escape the popular imaginings of this city, it offers a bold portrait of real people, people whose stories are largely absent from our shelves. Most crucially, it captures—in inimitable prose—the rarely-heard voices of New York’s working-class women.
 
With a light touch but a hard hit, The Clancys of Queens blends savvy and wit to take us on an unforgettable strata-hopping adventure.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
TC
Tara Clancy
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
05:51
hr min
RELEASED
2016
October 11
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
286.1
MB

Customer Reviews

sf bender ,

A real gem

I didn't think I'd enjoy Hearing Clancy tell her stories so soon after reading the book. And dang, was I wrong. I love her voice and where she puts the accents and life into the scenes just makes an already great read a treat to listen to. Thanks for doing thins Tara. I wish more of my faves did this. Still don't think they'd be as entertaining.

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