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The Friday Afternoon Club: A Family Memoir

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The Friday Afternoon Club: A Family Memoir

Griffin Dunne’s memoir of growing up among larger-than-life characters in Hollywood and Manhattan finds wicked humor and glimmers of light in even the most painful of circumstances. In the midst of it all, Griffin’s 22-year-old sister, Dominique, was brutally strangled to death by her ex-boyfriend, leading to one of the most infamous public trials of the 1980s. The outcome was a travesty of justice that marked the beginning of their father Dominick Dunne’s career as a crime reporter for Vanity Fair and a victims' rights activist. But THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB is no mere celebrity memoir. It is, down to its bones, a family story that embraces the poignant absurdities and best and worst efforts of its lovable, infuriating, funny and moving characters --- its author most of all.

The Friday Afternoon Club: A Family Memoir
by Griffin Dunne

  • Publication Date: June 11, 2024
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Press
  • ISBN-10: 0593652827
  • ISBN-13: 9780593652824