Balsamic Dreams

Joe Queenan

05 January 2012
224 pages


How did a generation that started out at Woodstock and Monterey end up at Crate & Barrel? How did a generation that promised to 'teach its children well' end up with progeny so evil they could give that kid from The Omen a run for his money? And what is so fascinating about porcini mushrooms? From the bestselling author of Red Lobster, White Trash and the Blue Lagoon and Queenan Country comes a vintage Queenan tirade chronicling the evolution of his own Baby Boomer generation.
‘A hilarious and trenchantly accusatory dismissal of a generation’s underachievement, self-importance and refusal to grow up.’ Metro Life
‘This book reads like an extended stand-up routine’ Mail on Sunday
‘Really funny . . . Again and again Queenan neatly dices and skewers the pretensions, hypocrisies, and fashion mistakes of the generation that came of age during the 1960s . . . Balsamic Dreams is, as we Boomers would say, just about as good as it gets’ Washington Post