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The Clancys of Queens - A Memoir

Tara Clancy

Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty, Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. This childhood triptych comes to life in The Clancys of Queens, an electric, one-of-a-kind memoir. From scheming and gambling with her force-of-nature grandmother, to brawling with eleven-year-old girls on the concrete recess battle yard of MS 172, to hours lounging on Adirondack chairs beside an immaculate croquet lawn, to holding court beside Joey O'Dirt, Goiter Eddy, and Roger the Dodger at her Dad's local bar, Tara leapfrogs across these varied spheres, delivering stories from each world with originality, grit, and outrageous humor. But The Clancys of Queens is not merely an authentic coming-of-age tale or a rowdy barstool biography. Chock-full of characters who escape the popular imaginings of this city, it offers a bold portrait of real people, people whose stories are largely absent from our shelves. Most crucially, it captures-in inimitable prose-the rarely-heard voices of New York's working-class women. With a light touch but a hard hit, The Clancys of Queens blends savvy and wit to take us on an unforgettable strata-hopping adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty, Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. This childhood triptych comes to life in The Clancys of Queens, an electric, one-of-a-kind memoir. From scheming and gambling with her force-of-nature grandmother, to brawling with eleven-year-old girls on the concrete recess battle yard of MS 172, to hours lounging on Adirondack chairs beside an immaculate croquet lawn, to holding court beside Joey O'Dirt, Goiter Eddy, and Roger the Dodger at her Dad's local bar, Tara leapfrogs across these varied spheres, delivering stories from each world with originality, grit, and outrageous humor. But The Clancys of Queens is not merely an authentic coming-of-age tale or a rowdy barstool biography. Chock-full of characters who escape the popular imaginings of this city, it offers a bold portrait of real people, people whose stories are largely absent from our shelves. Most crucially, it captures-in inimitable prose-the rarely-heard voices of New York's working-class women. With a light touch but a hard hit, The Clancys of Queens blends savvy and wit to take us on an unforgettable strata-hopping adventure. From the Hardcover edition.
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Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty, Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. This childhood triptych comes to life in The Clancys of Queens, an electric, one-of-a-kind memoir. From scheming and gambling with her force-of-nature grandmother, to brawling with eleven-year-old girls on the concrete recess battle yard of MS 172, to hours lounging on Adirondack chairs beside an immaculate croquet lawn, to holding court beside Joey O'Dirt, Goiter Eddy, and Roger the Dodger at her Dad's local bar, Tara leapfrogs across these varied spheres, delivering stories from each world with originality, grit, and outrageous humor. But The Clancys of Queens is not merely an authentic coming-of-age tale or a rowdy barstool biography. Chock-full of characters who escape the popular imaginings of this city, it offers a bold portrait of real people, people whose stories are largely absent from our shelves. Most crucially, it captures-in inimitable prose-the rarely-heard voices of New York's working-class women. With a light touch but a hard hit, The Clancys of Queens blends savvy and wit to take us on an unforgettable strata-hopping adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 52m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:48