|Plot Summary of The Lunch-Box Chronicles|
|"Marion Winik, a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered, has written a book about her life as a single parent. In the mid 1980s, Winik married Tony Heubach, a gay junkie ice skater, with whom she would have two children. Heubach, who had HIV when Winik met him, developed AIDs when their boys were still very small.
This book deals only in small part with Winik's marriage or Heubach's death. It's really a book about her adventures raising two small boys on her own. In it, she does talk about the sorrows involved in losing a spouse and a father, what she does when the boys fight, what happens when one boy shows an aptitude for golf, and how they win the battle over head lice.
Ann Gaines, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Lunch-Box Chronicles|
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Kids growing up/acting up?
- general child raising
Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
- gay guy
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Is book humorous?
Sex in book?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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