The warm comic tales that make up Life with Father first appeared in the early 1930s in the then-fledgling magazine The New Yorker. Clarence Day’s reminiscences of growing up in a turn-of-the-century New York household which keeps wriggling out from under the thumb of a blustering Wall Street paterfamilias are classics of American humor, lively and nostalgic sketches that evoke the enduring comedy of family life. Father’s explosive encounters with horse and cook, servants and shopkeepers, wife and children —to say nothing of his vigorous pursuit of ice… Here is a window on the world as it was when life was much simpler – even life with Father. A bestseller when it was first published in 1935, Life with Father was the inspiration for a Broadway hit, a fabulous film and television series.