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2014 Foreword INDIES Finalist

Essays (Adult Nonfiction)

The Pat Boone Fan Club

My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew

2014 INDIES Finalist
Essays (Adult Nonfiction)
Contributor(s)
Sue William Silverman
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
ISBN-13
978-0-8032-6485-4
Publication Date
Mar 1, 2014
Pages
248
Price
$18.95
Tags
#finalist
#essays
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Follow Silverman on her exploration of identity among the mishmash of American idols and ideals. Pat Boone, now a Tea Party darling, once shone as a pop music icon of wholesomeness, an antidote for Silverman’s own confusing home, where being a Jew in a Christian school wasn’t easy, and being the daughter of the Anti-Boone was unspeakable. Yet Sue finds her way, which in this moving and hilarious book tries to make sense of that most troubling American condition: belonging, but to what?

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