Allreaders.com

Happy Days: My Mother, My Father, My Sister, & Me Book Review Summary

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Happy Days: My Mother, My Father, My Sister, & Me

    Shana Alexander may be best known as a chronicler of the lives of others, people like, Jean Harris, and Patty Hearst, but she has also lived an interesting life herself. Shana's father, Milton, was a songwriter, who composed such classics as " Happy Days Are Here Again", and "Ain't She Sweet". Her mother, Cecelia, wrote columns in Variety on the fashionable and fatuous. This job eventually led to a job as a screenwriter in Hollywood, and a job as a Manhattan movie critic.
    Shana Alexander and her family knew George and Ira Gershwin, and Dorothy Parker. Shana's parents were complete opposites, pursuing their own interests, and even living on different timetables. They separate rooms in the hotel suites and furnished apartments that they called home. Shana herself has worked as a writer and commentator for "Life Magazine", "Newsweek", and "60 Minutes".
The review of this Book prepared by Nathaniel Ford








Please enter the number 42 plus two in the right box.
    

Chapter Analysis of Happy Days: My Mother, My Father, My Sister, & Me

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Happy Days: My Mother, My Father, My Sister, & Me

Shana Alexander Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!
Or





Our Chief Librarian