DIVerse Families
 
Dumbfounded: Big Money. Big Hair. Big Problems. Or Why Having It All Isn't for Sissies.

Title

Dumbfounded: Big Money. Big Hair. Big Problems. Or Why Having It All Isn't for Sissies.

Authors

Matt Rothschild

Publisher

Three Rivers Press

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780307405432

Pages

301 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

The author describes growing up under the care of his grandmother after his mother left him for Italy and her fourth husband, and his struggle to fit into the genteel world of Upper East Side Manhattan and his eccentric and dysfunctional family.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Homosexuality; grandparents raising grandchild; gay; gay teenager; gay adult

Main Character

male adult

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

grandmother and grandfather

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

privileged childhood; Jewish family; New York; cross-dressing; private schools; child abandonment

Diversity Impact

direct

Dumbfounded: Big Money. Big Hair. Big Problems. Or Why Having It All Isn't for Sissies.

Share

COinS