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.


You already know me---I'm in your book club. I've been in your book club in Wisconsin, in New York, in Missouri, in Connecticut. Now I'm in your book club in Pennsylvania. I love books! (I also collect buttons!) I'm looking forward to having conversations about books with people just like you----who also love books and want to talk about them. Send me an email: booksandbooks (at) me about a book you are reading. (or buttons of interest)
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