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The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now


by Tim Tharp

The Spectacular Now Family Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #1

Besides, it's not like my education is some kind of priority with my parents. They quit keeping track of my future when they divorced, and that was way back in the Precambrian Era. (1.2)

You know how your parents are supposed to look out for you, reminding you to care about your future when you'd rather just be untagging all the gross pictures of yourself on Facebook? Yeah. Not so much in Sutter's case. No wonder he can't think past the next drink.

Quote #2

Our parents didn't know where we were and they didn't care. It was spectacular. (4.21)

Sutter is talking about his and Ricky's 5th grade adventures running away from scary dogs and stealing beers. Nothing better than parents who can't be bothered to keep tabs on their 10-year-old sons, right?

Quote #3

So I'm like, "Hey, I'm ready to celebrate somebody's stepfather getting kicked out of the house since my mom won't kick mine out." (6.37)

Uh. Okay … but isn't the house Geech's? And isn't Geech a basically decent, nice guy, instead of an alcoholic druggie like Tara's stepdad? Seems like Sutter might have more problems with the idea of a stepdad than with his actual stepdad.

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