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Shut Up He Explained: The Memoir of a Blacklisted Kid Book Review Summary

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Kate Lardner was an infant when her biological father died during World War II. The only father she knew was Ring Lardner Jr. -- her step-father as well as her uncle. She describes her life and augments it with letters between her parents and her parents' friends during the McCarthy era.

Lardner was a screenwriter who refused to name names before the HUAC. His emprisonment and blacklisting and its affect on his step-daughter as well as his family and professional relationships is described.

The book ends as Kate Lardner reaches maturity and concludes with Ring Jr.'s death.
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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   people who want communism Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

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

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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