Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

  • 400 pages
  • English
  • Hardcover
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

ജ Many 䬎 Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein ඎ ePUB Author Jamie Bernstein ග Famous Father Girl is unique among classical music memoirs for its physical intimacy, its humor and tenderness, its ambivalence toward an irrepressible family genius the existence of this well written book, with its poignancy and its shuddery detail is a mark of author Jamie Bernsteins sanity and survival In telling her fathers story, she got to write her own New Yorker Yes, Famous Father Girl is a love letter It is also honest WOSU Radio Jamie Bernstein has taken on perhaps the hardest task in literature, writing a memoir about a famous parent which manages to be both honest and tender Semi miraculously, shes pulled it off, and Famous Father Girl bothpaints a winning picture of the Bernstein family, especially her parents, the much celebrated Lenny and the much loved Felicia, while offering a poignant take on the complexities of growing up as the child of a legendor, for that matter, as anybodyschild Adam Gopnik Jamie Bernsteins compulsively readable adventure tale, Famous Father Girl, tells of her growing up under the seductive spell of her father, the composer, the conductor, the true legend who needed the sustenance of a bourgeois life, upholstered with adoring wife and three perfect kids, as much as he needed the untrammeled chaos his genius compelled him to pursue For Leonard Bernstein, the chaos won Bernsteins jaw dropping honesty and humor gives us the best example of the growing up famous genre since Brooke Haywards classic Haywire John Guare You think you had a complicated father In this wry and clear eyed, ardent and altogether terrific memoir, Jamie Bernstein lets us in on what its like to have a childhood as fraught as it was charmed Plus, great gossip Ive run out of friends to share the Michael Jackson anecdote withso Im going to meet people Patricia Marx Jamie Bernsteins book about her fabled father not only takes us closer to Leonard Bernstein than anything yet published but stands by itself as a beautifully written and unflinchingly courageous expression of love, exasperation, amazement and forgiveness Tim Page, Professor of Journalism and Musicat the University of Southern California Growing up in the presence of a super famous parent is no easy thing Jamie Bernstein presents an undisguised and understanding picture of her father, family, and friends She chronicles her emergence as a partisan of ideals in which they believed The book is full of inside stories and personal perspectives on the inspiring, spontaneous, and often no holds barred challenges of Bernsteins multiple worlds Michael Tilson Thomas Making her literary debut, broadcaster and filmmaker Jamie Bernstein offers an intimate, gossipy, and candid memoir of growing up the eldest child of renowned conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein 1918 1990 A cleareyed portrait of a spirited, and troubled, family Kirkus In Famous Father Girl, Bernstein paints a fascinating picture of the dizzying magic that Leonard Bernstein brought to his musicand the complexity to his home life Publishers WeeklyIn a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir, the eldest daughter of revered composer conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth.The composer of On the Town and West Side Story, chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, television star, humanitarian, friend of the powerful and influential, and the life of every party, Leonard Bernstein was an enormous celebrity during one of the headiest periods of American cultural life, as well as the most protean musician in twentieth century America.But to his eldest daughter, Jamie, he was above all the man in the scratchy brown bathrobe who smelled of cigarettes the jokester and compulsive teacher who enthused about Beethoven and the Beatles the insomniac whose composing breaks at four a.m involved spooning baby food out of the jar He taught his daughter to love the world in all its beauty and complexity In public and in private, Lenny was larger than life.In Famous Father Girl, Bernstein mines the emotional depths of her childhood and invites us into her familys private world A fantastic set of characters populates the Bernsteins lives, including the Kennedys, Mike Nichols, John Lennon, Richard Avedon, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, and Betty Lauren Bacall.An intoxicating tale, Famous Father Girl is an intimate meditation on a complex and sometimes troubled man, the family he raised, and the music he composed that became the soundtrack to their entwined lives Deeply moving and often hilarious, Bernsteins beautifully written memoir is a great American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age. 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