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The Resource The draw : a memoir, Lee Siegel

The draw : a memoir, Lee Siegel

Label
The draw : a memoir
Title
The draw
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Lee Siegel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A young boy's awakening to the conflict between innate gifts and social class is at the center of this searing memoir about the unforgiving sovereignty of money. Hoping to make a killing in New Jersey real estate, the author's father, Monroe Siegel, takes a draw from his employer against unearned commission. When the recession hits in the 1970s, Monroe finds himself owing a small fortune to his firm. He sinks toward divorce and bankruptcy, while Lola, Lee's mother, suffers a nervous breakdown that turnsher into a different person. Shamed and enraged by his father's fate, Lee grows up wondering what society owes a person who has failed materially but preserved his humanity. 'Other men got rewarded for their cold-heartedness, and often for their dishonesty, while he, Monroe Siegel, who had never hurt anyone, had to groan and stumble through life. Did not kindness deserve an income?' As a teen, Lee tries to make a different life for himself. He goes to a private college in the Midwest, is forced to leave due to his father's bankruptcy, and returns to New Jersey to work a series of menial jobs. He enrolls at a state college and then drops out to seek a better existence abroad, only to return to the United States in debt and in despair. Suddenly, a promisingnew life opens to him. At a price. The Draw touches on fundamental questions: How do we balance our obligations to ourselves with our obligations to others? What do we owe society when its rules have a legal basis but not a moral one? Written with startling candor and psychological acuity, Lee Siegels The Draw is for anyone who has ever struggled with money, or who has tried to break through the barriers of family and class. "--
  • "A memoir about dwelling in a world of debt"--
Summary
A man describes his life growing up amidst his father’s financial ruin and his mother’s nervous breakdown and seeks to answer questions about how a person can balance life obligations, as well as reflects on a society with legal rules but not moral ones
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560078
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 818.603
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The draw : a memoir, Lee Siegel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
You take -- Screaming from cars -- Run -- Heartland -- Showdown -- Sink and swim -- Send money, Kafka!
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780374178055
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016033248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
The draw : a memoir, Lee Siegel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
You take -- Screaming from cars -- Run -- Heartland -- Showdown -- Sink and swim -- Send money, Kafka!
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780374178055
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016033248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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