Confessions of a Failed Yuppie. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: HOULIHAN, P.J.

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HOULIHAN, P.J. Confessions of a Failed Yuppie. New York : Carlton Press "A Geneva Book", (1991). First Edition. Pp (6),9-130. 8vo, tan cloth, black lettering to spine. Patricia J. Houlihan = Patricia Parsons. "P.J. Houlihan'sConfessions of A Failed Yuppie is a lighthearted look into the intricate w orld of "Yuppiedom." Its refreshing and enjoyaoie perspective of the lifestyle offers the reader an imaginative view of how one woman, refusing to become another casualty, came to the realization that living life as a Yuppie just wasn't for her. With the emotional theme of "being true to oneself " running throughout, Ms. Houlihan's portrayal of the frustration of "living aife someone else picks out for you" becomes quite dramatic as each page is turned in anticipation. It all leads to a poignant,hilarious, conclusion. In the character of Sheila Davis, the dentist's wife, the author finds herself longing for simpler and more relevant concerns than the superficial, egotistical and materialistic objectives with which her classic "Yuppie" husband Ronald is so involved. Taking on a secret identity as a writer of erotica keeps our heroine's sanity intact, as if this creative side were sacred and off limits to the seemingly endless influence of those "Yuppified" friends and neighbors. Unfortunately for Sheila, but humorous to the reader, those friends and neighbors make up the bulk of the Davis' social calendar. As the author guides us through Sheila's typically busy day, doing all the chores her husband has carefully outlined for her (of course, written on a notepad marked Things to 0o), the reader can't help becoming personally involved with the main character as she attempts, by way of flashbacks, to makesome sense out of her life. In a writing style filled with sarcasm and hum or, Ms. Houlihan enjoys an energy and lucidity, remarkable in that she portrays a time in one's life which should be painful. Yet, the story moves along rapidly as the author's fascination with people, places and things moldsan endearment for Sheila. The reader wiill not be able to resist the charm and enthusiasm with which Ms. Houlihan endows her characters. Her believab le descriptions are fluid and expressive and breathe a realistic air into the action. One feels like a fly on the wall at the explosive final scene, atenth anniversary party for Sheila and hubby, when everything comes apart at the seams for each of the characters. The pages seem to turn themselves as almost everyone has some secret revealed. Our heroine is no exception, and it is just these little twists of fate which make Confessions of A Failed Yuppie such a joy. P.J. Houlihan has created a work that is highly recommended for its honest approach and entertaining nature. The underlying noralm of "being true to oneself" cannot be overlooked, however, and it serves to make this a truly worthwhile reading experience." (from the dj). "Born inBritish Columbia, [...] Ms. Houlihan is married and lives with her husband and young son in Nova Scotia. This is her first novel." - from the dj. Ver y good in lightly worn, but unclipped dustjacket. Signed, with inscription,by Houlihan on the title page. 25.00

Title: Confessions of a Failed Yuppie. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: HOULIHAN, P.J.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Carlton Press, New York, 1991, ISBN:0806238135:

Seller ID: 24859

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