The Suburban You

The Suburban You

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You are about to discover that living in the suburbs is a whole lot funnier than you ever thought possible. For this countrya€™s 145, 892, 494 (give or take) suburbanites, Mark Falanga is an utterly deadpan (and thoroughly entertaining) spokesman. Mark Falanga is a slick urban dweller, at the top of his game professionally, with a gorgeous corporate executive wife and a hip coterie in the coolest neighborhood in the city. But when baby makes three, Mark and his family enter the twilight zone called the suburbs, where public schools are good, many wives stay home, and children ride their tricycles in the driveway. Nothing is the same ever again. With the dry wit of David Sedaris, and Dave Barrya€™s love of the absurd, Falanga details his new, suburban landscape from the point of view of a bewildered but gung-ho everyman. From the complex political pecking order in the neighborhood, with its ultracompetitive block parties and its consuming holiday-card rivalry, to the surprises lurking on every cornera€”such as the twelve-year-old pyromaniac next door and the suspiciously broad-shouldered a€œladya€ on the commuter traina€”The Suburban You describes in slyly understated prose the vicissitudes of life in the a€™burbs.Your second-grade kid wants to play flag football and you think that is great. You volunteer to coach his team, because you enjoy coaching more than you enjoy spectating. You think that it is a great way to spend time with your kid and to get to anbsp;...

Title:The Suburban You
Author:Mark Falanga
Publisher:Broadway Books - 2004-09-21


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