Book ‘In the Early Times’ by Tad Friend

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In this “dazzling” (John Irving) memoir, acclaimed New Yorker staff writer Tad Friend reflects on the pressures of middle age, exploring his relationship with his dying father as he raises two children of his own. “How often does a memoir build to a stomach-churning, I-can’t-breathe climax in its final pages?... Brilliant, intensely moving.” — William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Barbarian Days. Almost everyone yearns to know their parents more thoroughly before they die, to solve some of those lifelong mysteries. Maybe, just maybe, those answers will help you live your own life. But life doesn’t stop to wait. In his fifties, New Yorker writer Tad Friend is grappling with being a husband and a father...
Publisher: Crown (May 10, 2022)  Pages: 288 pages  ISBN-10: 0593137353  ISBN-13: 978-0593137352  ASIN:‎ B09CCNKHKD

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About the author: Tad Friend is a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker. His memoir, Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor, was chosen as one of the year’s best books by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife — Amanda Hesser, the founder of Food52 — and their twins, Walker and Addison.