A Mother's Kisses
A Mother's Kisses is the story of Joseph, a tall, scattered looking boy of seventeen and his wonderfully indomitable mother, Meg, who is resolved, in the summer after her son's high-school graduation to start arranging his life for him, even going so far as to accompany him to college. A work of roaring comedy and emotional honesty, A Mother's Kisses is a classic of modern fiction.
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A mother's kisses: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
LJ's reviewer described Friedman's 1964 farce as a "hugely entertaining, insightful novel" that tells the over-the-top story of a boy's relationship with his clingy, embarrassing mother who wants to ... Read full review
So fifty years on it still makes me laugh. Was my mother like Meg not really but I can see traces of her and the world I grew up in. I have read the hardcover version I got as a library remainder every ten years or so. I read and remember a vanished world of promise and Jewish liberation
Fort hose who knew the 50s and 60s no matter who you are and where you came from if you are male you are or where close to Joseph.
Nothing today can depict tea age angst like this book.
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