The Nearly Departed by Brenda Cullerton
Or, My Family & Other Foreigners

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Cullerton's parents were always eccentric. Her mother gardened in curlers, pop beads, and black satin underpants, while her father hid wads of cash in shoes in the garage. This is a haunting, heartbreaking, and incredibly funny book that is a love letter to parents, family, and home--however strange they may be.

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Brenda Cullerton is a writer for the fashion, beauty, and interior design industries, and the author of the memoir, The Nearly Departed, Or, My Family and Other Foreigners, which O Magazine called "wise, courageous, brutally honest and darkly hilarious." She has also written several books on interiors and the home. She lives and works in New York City.
Published September 9, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 250 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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Cullerton’s father had once seemed urbane, but his “stealthlike humor [and] light, deft touch” have degenerated into “a heavy-handed coarseness, a vulgarity, that made me cringe.” Their daughter visits often as they dwindle toward their graves, scraping away the overburden until it bleeds, to arr...

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