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Shut Up He Explained: The Memoir of a Blacklisted Kid

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With a wicked sense of humor and a born writer’s perfect timing, Kate Lardner conjures up the Hollywood of the McCarthy era. In a kaleidoscopic and irresistible memoir, Lardner brings to life her jumbled childhood in a household of artistically talented, larger-than-life grown-ups.

When Kate was not yet two, her father, David, was killed while on assignment for The New Yor
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 11th 2004 by Ballantine Books (first published 2004)
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May 02, 2016 Diane rated it did not like it
This was the most boring book I've picked up in a long time. There are hardly any adjectives, no emotional descriptions or even hints of them. It is bland bland bland. I wondered why it was even published and then I saw that she comes from a family of authors. Connections must be why because it certainly didn't stand up on its own.
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Nov 19, 2014 Richard Jespers rated it did not like it
Poor writing and poor editing. What could have been enlightening and touching was scattered and uninteresting. Lardner keeps an emotional distance throughout that is not very pleasant.
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