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Title:Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Sarah Payne Stuart
Publisher:Riverhead Books
ISBN:1594631816
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:320
Category:Non fiction, Memoir, History

Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town by Sarah Payne Stuart

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town A wryly comic memoir that examines the pillars of New England WASP culture class history family money envy perfection and of course real estate through the lens of mothers and daughters b .

At eighteen Sarah Payne Stuart fled her mother and all the other disapproving mothers of her too perfect hometown of Concord Massachusetts only to return years later when she had children of her own Whether to defy the previous generation or finally earn their approval and enter their ranks she hurled herself into upper crust domesticity full throttle In the twenty years Stuart spent back in her hometown in a series of ever more magnificent houses in ever grander neighborhoods she was forced to connect with the cultural tradition of guilt and flawed parenting of a long legacy of local literary women from Emerson s wife to Hawthorne s to the most famous and imposing of them all Louisa May Alcott s iconic guilt tripping Marmee .

When Stuart s own mother dies she realizes that there is no one left to approve or disapprove And so with her suddenly grown children fleeing as she herself once did Stuart leaves her hometown for the final time bidding good bye to the cozy ideals invented for her by Louisa May Alcott so many years ago which may or may not ever have been based in reality

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