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Kitchen Privileges

Kitchen Privileges

(2002)
A Memoir
A non fiction book by

 
In her long-awaited memoir, Mary Higgins Clark, America's beloved and bestselling Queen of Suspense, recounts the early experiences that shaped her as a person and influenced her as a writer. Even as a young girl, growing up in the Bronx, Mary Higgins Clark knew she wanted to be a writer. The gift of storytelling was a part of her Irish ancestry, so it followed naturally that she would later use her sharp eye, keen intelligence, and inquisitive nature to create stories about the people and things she observed. Along with all Americans, those who lived in New York City's borough of the Bronx suffered during the Depression. So it followed that when Mary's father died, her mother, deciding to open the family home to boarders, placed a discreet sign next to the front door that read, FURNISHED ROOMS. KITCHEN PRIVILEGES. Very shortly the first in a succession of tenants arrived: a couple dodging bankruptcy who moved in with their wild-eyed boxer; a teacher who wept endlessly over her lost love; a deadbeat who tripped over a lamp while trying to sneak out in the middle of the night... The family's struggle to make ends meet; her days as a scholarship student in an exclusive girls' academy; her after-school employment as a hotel switchboard operator (happily listening in on the guests' conversations); the death of her beloved older brother in World War II; her brief career as a flight attendant for Pan Am (a job taken after a friend who flew with the airline said ever so casually, ""God, it was beastly hot in Calcutta""); her marriage to Warren Clark, on whom she'd had a crush for many years; sitting at the kitchen table, writing stories, and finally selling the first one for one hundred dollars (after six years and some forty rejections!) -- all these experiences figure into Kitchen Privileges, as does her husband's untimely death, which left her a widowed mother of five young children.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Kitchen Privileges
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-684-81730-6 / 978-0-684-81730-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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November 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7432-4090-1 / 978-0-7432-4090-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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November 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Kitchen Privileges : A Memoir
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7432-0605-3 / 978-0-7432-0605-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Kitchen Privileges - A Memoir - Large Print Edition
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7394-3133-1 / 978-0-7394-3133-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Large Print
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2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-641-56731-6 / 978-0-641-56731-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER TRADE
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

June 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Kitchen Privileges
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-671-85349-X / 978-0-671-85349-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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October 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7434-1261-3 / 978-0-7434-1261-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Audio Editions

January 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Kitchen Privileges: Memoirs of a Bronx Girlhood
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

January 2009 : UK Audio edition
Title: Kitchen Privileges: Memoirs of a Bronx Girlhood
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Kitchen Privileges
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 1-4025-4034-5 / 978-1-4025-4034-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

July 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: KITCHEN PRIVILEGES
Author(s): MARY HIGGINS CLARK
ISBN: 1-4025-4371-9 / 978-1-4025-4371-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Kitchen Privileges: Memoirs of a Bronx Girlhood
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7435-2919-7 / 978-0-7435-2919-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2002 : USA Audio CD
Title: Kitchen Privileges: Memoirs of a Bronx Girlhood
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7435-2920-0 / 978-0-7435-2920-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Kitchen Privileges
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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