The Four of Us

The Story of a Family

Elizabeth Swados

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download Image Elizabeth Swados The Four of Us

Available Formats

eBook
The moving story of the author's talented family, which is haunted by the tragedy of the first child's schizophrenia. Four essays, one for each family member's story, combine to create a complex and resonant picture of the four sides of a family rectangle.

Connect with the Author

Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

The Four of Us
The CartoonistWhen I was four my brother decided to teach me manners. He claimed to know Emily Post personally and he wanted to pass down to me the "L. J. Swados Interpretation" of her dos and don'ts. Lincoln was eleven and I believed he was a scholar. The lesson was strict and he didn't laugh. If I gasped or slurped, Lincoln glared at me through his thick fifties-style glasses."The question is, do you want to be a lady or a pig," he said to me. "A lady or a pig? Pigs can't find husbands with summer cottages on Lake Erie where brothers can come visit and go waterskiing.

Read the full excerpt

Back

Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Elizabeth Swados

Elizabeth Swados is a playwright, director, composer, poet, children’s book author, and memoirist. She lives in New York City.

Elizabeth Swados

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

The Four of Us
The Story of a Family
Elizabeth Swados

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
April 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429921916
ISBN10: 1429921919
288 pages
$7.99
Back

From The Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back