Famous Father Girl: A Memoir Of Growing Up Bernstein [new Books] Paperback


Famous Father Girl: A Memoir Of Growing Up Bernstein [new Books] Paperback

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Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein [New Books] Paperback

Title: Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

Format: Books

Attributes: Paperback

Genre: Gifts

ISBN: 9780062641366

Condition: New

Published Date: 2019

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

Summary

In 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.

“Unique among classical-music memoirs...the existence of this well-written book, with its poignancy and its shuddery detail...is a mark of [author Jamie Bernstein’s] sanity and survival. In telling [her father’s] story, she got to write her own.”—New Yorker

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 family’s 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, Bernstein’s beautifully written memoir is a great American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age.

About the Author

Jamie Bernstein is a writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker. She travels the world as a concert narrator. Her documentary, Crescendo: The Power of Music, is available on Netflix. She lives in New York City.

Product Details
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
  • Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs


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