Little Fruitcake by David Valdes Greenwood
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Little Fruitcake
By David Valdes Greenwood

A Little Fruitcake

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Little Fruitcake by David Valdes Greenwood

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The title of this book is Little Fruitcake and is written by author David Valdes Greenwood. The book Little Fruitcake is published by The Perseus Books Group. The ISBN of this book is 9780738211244 and the format is Hardback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Little Fruitcake by David Valdes Greenwood.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780738211244
ISBN-10: 0738211249
Format: Hardback
(204mm x 127mm x mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Little Fruitcake by David Valdes Greenwood Little Fruitcake, Hardback (November 2007)

A collection of stories from the childhood of David Valdes Greenwood, author of "Homo Domesticus". The 12 tales include accounts of a manger masterpiece designed in Lego; a Christmas wish come true, then spirited away; the unveiling of Santa Claus; Dave's God-fearing Grammy and her famous Lula boxes; and a Christmas pageant with too many wise men.

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US Kirkus Review » Wishing you a merry, slightly dysfunctional and oftentimes silly Christmas.In his second book, Greenwood (English/Tufts Univ.; Homo Domesticus: Notes From a Same-Sex Marriage, 2007, etc.) presents 12 holiday- and childhood-themed autobiographical essays that cover such universally shared memories as disappointing gifts, Christmas-tree decorating wars and the joy of still believing in Santa Claus. The author's holiday memories are dominated by his Grammy, a charismatic ball of energy who wants nothing more than for her family to experience the perfect Christmas. Unfortunately for the author and his irrepressible brother Ignacio, Grammy's idea of perfection includes unwanted tube socks, unwearable winter gear and inedible fruitcakes. Sound familiar? Today, anyone writing humorous true-to-life holiday essays will inevitably be compared to David Sedaris and Jean Shepherd - which isn't unfair, as Sedaris's "Santaland Diaries" and Shepherd's A Christmas Story are the paragons of Christmas confessionals - but here the comparison is particularly apt. Like Sedaris, Greenwood is a gentle soul who isn't afraid to poke fun at himself, and, also like Sedaris, he lovingly mines his eccentric family for material. Like Shepherd, his prose and delivery are simple and self-effacing, and he comes off as an engaging character. While all of this makes for a pleasant enough read, Greenwood just doesn't display the chops or gravitas of Sedaris or Shepherd.Plenty of nice material cheerfully presented but lacking in originality and resonance. (Kirkus Reviews)

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