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The Lunch-Box Chronicles Book Review Summary

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Marion Winik, a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered, has written a book about her life as a single parent. In the mid 1980s, Winik married Tony Heubach, a gay junkie ice skater, with whom she would have two children. Heubach, who had HIV when Winik met him, developed AIDs when their boys were still very small.

This book deals only in small part with Winik's marriage or Heubach's death. It's really a book about her adventures raising two small boys on her own. In it, she does talk about the sorrows involved in losing a spouse and a father, what she does when the boys fight, what happens when one boy shows an aptitude for golf, and how they win the battle over head lice.

This report prepared by Ann Gaines








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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general child raising Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   gay guy Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

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

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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