Opening Sentence:Several years ago, I asked my mother, born in 1920, when she realized that the world she knew was slipping away from her.
Synopsis:How did a generation that started out at Woodstock and Monterey end up at Crate & Barrel? How did a generation that promised to ‘teach its children well’ end up with progeny so evil they could give that kid from The Omen a run for his money? And just what is so fascinating about porcini mushrooms? From the bestselling author of Red Lobster, White Trash and the Blue Lagoon and Queenan Country comes a vintage Queenan tirade chronicling the evolution of the Baby Boomer generation.
Comments:Whether you agree with Queenan’s observations or not (and most non Baby Boomers would), this book is an absolutely hilarious read. Wall Street Journal describes Balsamic Dreams as ‘Clever and rarely wrong’. I would have to agree with this statement. Despite Joe Queenan’s Baby Boomer status, or perhaps because of it, Balsamic Dreams chronicles just about every aspect of the Baby Boomer generation that drives the rest of us insane – and he does it with a wit and style that will keep you laughing from beginning to end. An essential read for anyone who has ever rolled their eyes and sighed ‘Baby Boomers’.