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'Lunch Bucket Paradise'

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 (Courtesy Fred Setterberg)

We discuss life in Bay Area suburbs in the ’50s and ’60s with Fred Setterberg, author of “Lunch Bucket Paradise,” a novel based on his life. Setterberg grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in San Leandro in a time of working-class prosperity.

Setterberg’s essays, stories and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Iowa Review and other many other publications.


Fred Setterberg, author of "Lunch Bucket Paradise" and former staff writer for The East Bay Express


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