Any Place I Hang My Hat

Version: Abridged
Author: Susan Isaacs
Narrator: Jane Adams
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: October 2004
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

No matter which side of the nature/nurture debate you're on, Amy Lincoln's prospects do not look good. Her mother abandoned her when she was ten months old (just a couple of months after Amy's father went off to serve his first prison term), leaving her in the care of Grandma Lil, who shoplifts dinner on the way home from her job as a leg waxer to the rich and refined.

When Amy is fourteen, she gets a scholarship to a New England Boarding School -- her exposure to the moneyed class. After Harvard and the Columbia School of Journalism, Amy becomes a political reporter for the prestigious weekly In Depth. While covering a political fund-raiser, Amy meets a college student who claims to be the son of one of the presidential candidates.

It's precisely the sort of story that "In Depth" wouldn't deign to cover, but the idea of tracking down a lost parent and demanding recognition intrigues Amy. As she begins a search of her own past as well as the candidate's, she discovers a new and unimpeachable grandmother and a mother who is much more than she bargained for. Most important, she finally comes to understand the stuff she's made of and finds the perfect place to hang her hat in the world.

Reviews (2)

Any Place I Hang My Hat

Written by Anonymous from Pasadena, CA on March 3rd, 2012

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I have read this author before and one thing her protagonists are not is hesitant, unsure of herself with little girl voices. The reader for this audio book lost me within just a few paragraphs, and I turned in the book with regret. Susan Issacs has verve, self confidence and usually a biting, funny wit. I will miss hearing her book. Guess I will go to the paper copy.

Any place I hang my hat

Written by Diane Needleman on March 20th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Well written and read book. It became tiresome in the middle but picked up at the end of the story. A very predictable ending.

Author Details

Author Details

Isaacs, Susan

"Susan Isaacs is the author of eight novels including RED, WHITE & BLUE, LILY WHITE, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, COMPROMISING POSITIONS, and SHINING THROUGH and one non-fiction title BRAVE DAMES AND WIMPETTES: What Women Are Really Doing on Page and Screen. She lives on Long Island with her husband."