Book Review: Life with Mother by Clarence Day

I picked up this book at a bookstore that was going out of business
(sniff, sniff) at a nice price, and it’s a first edition.

It’s a spinoff on the old “Life with Father” book by Clarence Day
and is pretty similar actually—-humorous tales of growing up
in the late 1890’s in New York City.  A young New York City.
They live on Madison Avenue when St. Patrick’s Cathedral
had just been established on 50th Street, and Columbia
University took up a full block at 49th and Madison.

The four red-headed Day boys are a handful, but can never
quite outwit Father, or less likely, Mother.

Easy pleasant reading about a different time, and certainly a
different New York.

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