Too Close to the Sun
Growing Up in the Shadow of my Grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor
In this rich memoir, Roosevelt brings us into ?the goldfish bowl,” as his family called it?that glare of public scrutiny to which all presidential households must submit. He recounts his misadventures as a hapless kid in an unforgivably formal setting and describes his role as a tiny planet circling the dual suns of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Blending self-abasement, humor, awe and affection, Too Close to the Sun is an intimate portrait of two of the most influential and inspirational figures in modern American history?and a thoughtful exploration of the emotional impact of growing up in their irresistible aura.
320 pages; ISBN 9780786726813
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Title: Too Close to the Sun
Author: Curtis Roosevelt
American Sniper 2012 US$ 7.99 400 pages