Growing Up With My Grandfather by Clifton Truman Daniel
Memories of Harry S. Truman

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The president's grandson, the son of Margaret Truman, reflects on the legacy of his ever-popular grandfather, his childhood in the midst of privilege, and the academic and professional failures that resulted from his drinking problem. National ad/promo.
 

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Published May 1, 1995 by Birch Lane Pr. 228 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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A series of small incidents turned him around, and Daniel left New York for an intern's job on a small North Carolina paper (owned by the New York Times), a stint at a rehabilitation center, and finally a wife, children, and stability.

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Yet while he complains of the lack of parental hugs, he apparently does not recognize the love expressed by his father's willingness to risk humiliation in a group therapy session at his son's detoxification center (rather than participate, his mother went on a book tour).

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Daniel, whose father was a managing editor of The New York Times, grew up in New York City, studied at all the right schools, met all the right people and nonetheless (or because of that, as he sees it) became an alcoholic and a drug abuser.

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