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Too Good To Be True

Too Good To Be True

(2012)
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When he was three, in the early 1970s, Benjamin Anastas found himself in his mother's fringe-therapy group in Massachusetts, a sign around his neck: Too Good to Be True. The phrase haunted him through his life, even as he found the literary acclaim he sought after his 1999 novel, An Underachiever's Diary, had made the smart set take notice. Too Good to Be True is his deeply moving memoir of fathers and sons, crushing debt and infidelity - and the first, cautious steps taken toward piecing a life back together.

"It took a long time for me to admit I had failed," Anastas begins. Broke, his promising literary career evaporated, he's hounded by debt collectors as he tries to repair a life ripped apart by the spectacular implosion of his marriage, which ended when his pregnant wife left him for another man. Had it all been too good to be true? Anastas's fierce love for his young son forces him to confront his own childhood, fraught with mental illness and divorce. His father's disdain for money might have been in line with the '70s zeitgeist - but what does it mean when you're dumping change into a Coinstar machine, trying to scrounge enough to buy your son a meal? Charged with rage and despair, humor and hope, this unforgettable book is about losing one's way and finding it again, and the redemptive power of art.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Too Good to Be True: A Memoir
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
ISBN: 0-547-91399-0 / 978-0-547-91399-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little A / New Harvest
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Too Good to Be True: A Memoir
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
ISBN: 1-5039-4053-5 / 978-1-5039-4053-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little A
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : Audio CD
Title: Too Good to Be True: A Memoir
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
ISBN: 1-5113-6280-4 / 978-1-5113-6280-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Too Good To Be True: A Memoir
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
ISBN: 1-5012-7905-X / 978-1-5012-7905-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Too Good To Be True
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
ISBN: 1-4692-0743-5 / 978-1-4692-0743-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Too Good To Be True: A Memoir
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
ISBN: 1-4692-0738-9 / 978-1-4692-0738-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Too Good to Be True
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
ISBN: 1-4692-0754-0 / 978-1-4692-0754-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Too Good To Be True: A Memoir
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
ISBN: 1-4692-0749-4 / 978-1-4692-0749-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Too Good To Be True
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

June 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Too Good to be True
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
Publisher: Blackfriars
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Too Good to Be True: A Memoir
Author(s): Benjamin Anastas
Publisher: Little A
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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