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Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons

Tales of Redemption From An Irish Mailbox

Fitzsimmons, Greg, 1966-

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons
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Baker & Taylor
A humorous coming-of-age story by the host of "Howard 101" is told through a series of disciplinary letters, incident reports, and newspaper clippings received by the author's confrontational Irish-American family from various authority figures throughout his childhood.

Baker
& Taylor

A riotous coming-of-age story by the Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of Howard 101 is told through a series of disciplinary letters, incident reports and newspaper clippings received by the author's confrontational Irish-American family from various authority figures throughout his childhood.

Simon and Schuster
PARENT S: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME

Greg Fitzsimmons has made a lot of what appear to be bad decisions. It’s what he was raised to do. Most parents would hide or destroy any evidence so clearly demonstrating their child’s failures, but—lucky for us—Greg Fitzsimmons’s family has preserved each mistake in its original envelope like a trophy in a case, lest he ever forget where he came from.

Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons is Greg’s life, told through this cavalcade of disciplinary letters, incident reports, and newspaper clippings that his parents received from teachers and school officials. Greg picks up where his parents left off with his own collection of letters received during college and throughout his successful career as a writer, producer, and stand-up comic. Revealing the larger story of how Greg’s distinctly dysfunctional Irish-American family bred him to blindly challenge anyone, anytime, anywhere, over anything, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons comes full circle to show that the Fitzsimmons torch has been passed on proudly to a new generation.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 1439182698
9781439182697
Branch Call Number: B Fitzsimm F
Characteristics: vii, 211 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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List - Misfit Memoirs by: nypl_kingsbridge Aug 15, 2014

Most parents would hide their children’s failures, but not Greg Fitzsimmons’. They saved each one like a trophy. This book chronicles his failures through everything from newspaper clippings to disciplinary letters saved from his childhood, revealing the dysfunctional Irish family upbringing he’s... Read More »


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