Virtual Book Club: Joe Di Prisco, author of "The Good Family Fitzgerald," in conversation with Regan McMahon

Event date: 

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

Orinda, CA 94563-2504
The Good Family Fitzgerald
Joe Di Prisco
Regan McMahon

Perfect for Father's Day:

A webinar featuring Joe Di Prisco, author of

The Good Family Fitzgerald

in conversation with Regan McMahon

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The Fitzgeralds are buttressed by wealth and privilege, but they are also buffeted by crisis after crisis, many of their own creation. Even so, they live large, in love and in strife, wielding power, combating adversaries and each other. The Good Family Fitzgerald is a saga of money and ambition, crime and the Catholic Church, a sprawling, passionate story shaped against a background of social discord.

Joseph Di Prisco was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where once upon a time the Brooklyn Dodgers ruled the known world. Shortly after he was whisked away at ten years old on the subway to California (long story; see his memoirs), however, he saw the light and became a San Francisco Giants fan.  He has published five novels (Confessions of Brother Eli, Sun City, All for NowThe Alzhammer, and Sibella & Sibella), three books of poetry (Wit’s End, Poems in Which, and Sightlines from the Cheap Seats), two books on childhood and adolescence co-written with psychologist and educator Michael Riera (Field Guide to the American Teenager and Right from Wrong), and two memoirs (Subway to California and The Pope of Brooklyn). He is also Series Editor of the annual anthology of the Simpson Literary Project: Simpsonistas: Tales from the Simpson Literary Project. His book reviews, essays, and poems have appeared in numerous journals and newspapers, and his poetry has been awarded prizes from Poetry Northwest, Bear Star Press, and Bread Loaf.

Regan McMahon is a writer, editor, book critic. She is  the books editor at Common Sense Media, the copy editor of the literary journal Zyzzyva, and former deputy book editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, and a freelance book editor. In fact, she edited Joe Di Prisco's The Good Family Fitzgerald. Her nonfiction book about the over-the-top youth sports culture, Revolution in the Bleachers (Gotham/Penguin), was named a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book in 2007.


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ISBN: 9781644280782
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Published: Rare Bird Books - April 14th, 2020