Fake Smiles: A Memoir (Hardcover)

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Fake Smiles is a graceful, moving and reflective memoir of a contentious father-son relationship set against the backdrop of the Eisenhower and Nixon eras ... As Michael Lynton writes about the book, "It provides unique insights into the times and a great behind-the-scenes look at one of the most interesting and tumultuous presidential administrations of our time.

About the Author


Tony Rogers holds degrees from Yale and Harvard Law School. Once upon a time, he was a professional musician, briefly a Wall Street lawyer and for twenty-five years a hospital administrator. He is the winner of the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel and the Writer's Voice Capricorn Prize for a collection of short stories. The Nilsen Prize winning novel, The Execution of Richard Sturgis, As Told by His Son, Colin, was published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in 2013. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Pleiades, Thema, North Dakota Quarterly, The Worcester Review, The Boston Globe Magazine, and many others. Rogers lives in Cambridge with his wife Tamara.

Praise For…


“In this deeply personal and poignant memoir, Tony Rogers describes the political, personal, and psychological challenges of growing up in the sixties with a powerful establishment father. It's a moving and very memorable tale, one that can help all of us better understand the issues of family, country, and finding your way. ”
—Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute, author of Steve Jobs and Kissinger: A Biography, former managing editor of Time.



“This is a wonderful memoir. It provides unique insights into the times and a great behind-the-scenes look at one of the most interesting and tumultuous presidential administrations of our time. And it also presents a well-crafted and beautifully written account of family life in that period and one individual's brave and thoughtful journey. It is also a great story of a father and a son and their relationship at a difficult time for the nation and for family life in general as mores and habits were changing. The book is a pleasure to read and it stays with you for a very long time.”
—Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, former chairman and CEO Pearson's Penguin Group (Penguin)



Product Details
ISBN: 9780991452323
ISBN-10: 0991452321
Publisher: Tide Pool Press
Publication Date: November 29th, 2016
Language: English