New Arrivals · Biography

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Going to the mountain : life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela

June 22, 2018
Mandela, Ndaba, author.
©2018
xv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Idolophu egqibeleleyo iyakusoloko imgama : "The perfect city is always along way off" -- Umthi omde ufunyanwa yimimoya enzima : "The tall tree catches the hard wind" -- Umntana ngowoluntu : "No child belongs to one house" -- Kuhlangene isanga nenkohla : "The wonderful and the impossible sometimes collide" -- Uzawubona uba umoya ubheka ngaphi : "Listen to the direction of the wind" -- Ulwazi alukhulelwa : "One does not become great by claiming greatness" -- Isikhuni sibuya nomkhwezeli : "A brand burns him who stirs it up" -- Intyatyambo engayi kufa ayibonakali : "The flower that never dies is invisible" -- Ukwaluka : "Going to the Mountain" -- Indlu enkulu ifuna : "A great house needs a strong broom" -- Akukho rhamncwa elingagqumiyo emngxumeni walo : "There is no beast that does not roar in its own den."
"An intimate look at one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known ... through the eyes of a child whose life he changed forever. To the rest of the world, Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary, a world-renowned humanitarian, and South Africa's first black president. To Ndaba Mandela, he was simply 'Granddad.' In Going to the Mountain, Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once, years before, when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison--and how the two of them slowly, cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways. It wasn't an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him, especially his family, and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfather's home. But at the same time--through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity--Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic, Ndaba's extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africa's coming of age--from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfather's legacy. Going to the Mountain is, in the end, a story about unlocking the power within each of us. It's a cautionary tale about how a child's life can go one way or the other, depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change."--Dust jacket.

Empress : the astonishing reign of Nur Jahan

June 22, 2018
Lal, Ruby, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.
xiii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note on transliteration and terminology -- Dramatis personae -- Queen of queens, an introduction -- Miracle girl -- Al-hind -- The cupolas of chastity and the perfect man -- The wak-wak tree -- The mirror of happiness -- Grave matters -- A key for closed doors -- Ascent -- Wonder of the age -- Veils of light -- The light-scattering garden -- Fitna -- The rescue -- Angel of death -- Beyond 1627, an epilogue.

Verdi : the man revealed

June 22, 2018
Suchet, John, 1944- author.
©2018
279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Giuseppe Verdi remains the greatest operatic composer that Italy, the home of opera, has ever produced. Yet throughout his lifetime he claimed to detest composing and repeatedly rejected it. He was a landowner, a farmer, a politician and symbol of Italian independence; but his music tells a different story.; An obsessive perfectionist, Verdi drove collaborators to despair but his works were rightly lauded from the start as dazzling feats of composition and characterisation. From Rigoletto to Otello, La Traviatato to Aida, Verdi's canon encompassed the full range of human emotion. His private life was no less complex: he suffered great loss, and went out of his way to antagonise many erstwhile supporters, including his own family. An outspoken advocate of Italian independence and a sharp critic of the church, he was o en at odds with nineteenth-century society and paid the price.; In Verdi: The Man Revealed, John Suchet attempts to get under the skin of perhaps the most private composer who ever lived. Unpicking his protestations, his deliberate embellishments and disingenuous disavowals, Suchet reveals the contradictory and sometimes curmudgeonly character of this great artist, convicted throughout much of his life but ultimately unable to walk away from the art for which he will be forever known.

Lefty O'Doul : baseball's forgotten ambassador

June 22, 2018
Snelling, Dennis, 1958- author.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
xiv, 355 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
1. Butchertown -- 2. He can be just as great a ballplayer as he cares -- 3. This fellow Frank O'Doul is a sure Frank Merriwell -- 4. He always could play ball, now he gets it earnestly -- 5. I feel as though I am going to have a great year -- 6. The fellow has plenty on the personality ball -- 7. Banzai O'Doul -- 8. Baseball's greatest hitting instructor -- 9. Manager for life -- 10. It is epidemic -- 11. In fact, we are major league -- 12. There are no trick plays, no short cuts -- 13. I'd rather be a bad winner -- 14. The San Francisco Giants -- 15. A big, big, big, big thing -- 16. He was here at a good time -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Rock and soul

June 22, 2018
McClary, Thomas, author.
Chicago, IL : 13th & Joan, [2017]
359 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

Fail until you don't : fight, grind, repeat

June 21, 2018
Bones, Bobby, 1980- author.
New York, NY : Dey Street, an imprint of William Morrow, 2018.
viii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Radio show host Bobby Bones delivers an inspirational and humorous collection of stories about his biggest misses in life and how he turned them into lessons and wins.

Uncensored : my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of black and white America

June 21, 2018
Wood, Zachary R., author.
©2018
x, 257 pages ; 22 cm
Crossroads -- Dads' Day -- One call -- Starting over again -- Comeback route -- The void -- Gravity -- Circling -- Friday nights -- Shoulder to the wheel -- Evolution.
"As the president of the student group Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College, Zachary Wood knows all about intellectual controversy. From John Derbyshire to Charles Murray, there's no one Zach refuses to debate or engage with simply because he disagrees with their beliefs--sometimes vehemently so--and this controversial view has given him a unique platform on college campuses and in the media. But Zach has never shared the details of his own personal story, and how he came to be a crusader for open dialogue and free speech. In Uncensored, he reveals for the first time how he grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, in an environment where the only way to survive was to resist the urge to write people off because of their backgrounds and their perspectives. By sharing his troubled upbringing--from a difficult early childhood filled with pain, uncertainty, and conflict to the struggles of code-switching between his home in a rough neighborhood and his elite private school--Zach makes a compelling argument for a new way of interacting with others, in a nation and a world that has never felt more polarized. In Uncensored, he hopes to foster a new outlook on society's most difficult conversations, both on campus and across the country."--Page [2] of cover.

My life in progressive politics : against the grain

June 21, 2018
Tydings, Joseph D. (Joseph Davies), 1928- author.
©2018
xii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Joe Biden -- Part I. A Political Life. Against the grain ; Oakington ; A plan for life -- Part II. Reform and Independence. Against the legislative tide ; Regulating savings and loan associations ; Kennedy Man ; A prosecutor the organization didn't want ; A thirty-two-month learning experience ; A tangle of savings and loan scams ; Kidnapping, murder, and assassination ; Challenging the Democratic machine ; A break with the past -- Part III. A Freshman Senator's Voice. Defending the great Warren Court decisions ; "A voteless people is a hopeless people" ; Fairness in federal court ; Congress and the City of Washington -- Part IV. The Hardest Fights. Vietnam and the political costs of war ; The environment and overpopulation ; Gun control ; One progressive position too many ; Citizen public service -- Epilogue: An open letter to my grandchildren (and their generation).
"Gun control, voting rights, family planning, and environmental protection--these are all hot-button issues today, but they were also the same difficult and intractable issues that Senator Joseph D. Tydings of Maryland faced during his tenure in the Senate in the 1960s. In this timely memoir, Tydings looks back on a life of public service, from the Maryland General Assembly to chief federal prosecutor in Maryland and ultimately to the United States Senate. As an early "Kennedy Man," Tydings's political stock soared, but it just as quickly crashed because of his willingness to go "against the grain" on perhaps one progressive issue too many. As the adopted son of a US senator, grandson of an adviser to three US presidents, and step-grandson of perhaps the wealthiest woman of her age, Tydings nevertheless made his own way, rising from horse platoon corporal in war-ravaged Germany to legislative reformer. He prosecuted fellow Democrats for fraud, stood up to presidents over Supreme Court nominees and the war in Vietnam, and faced down segregationists over voting rights. His family planning initiatives are still in effect. He battled the National Rifle Association over gun control--and suffered the consequences. After a decade of political assassinations, from the Kennedy brothers to Martin Luther King Jr., and a turn to the right with the election of Richard Nixon, America's political climate soured for progressive politics, and Tydings narrowly lost reelection. My Life in Progressive Politics provides an important, insider account of a landmark era in American politics. Joseph D. Tydings served as United States senator from Maryland from 1965 to 1971. He earlier served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1955 to 1961 and as United States Attorney from 1961 to 1963."--Publisher's website.

Once upon a farm : lessons on growing love, life, and hope on a new frontier

June 20, 2018
Feek, Rory Lee, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, [2018]
xiv, 236 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future. When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost twenty years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land... and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way. Now two years after Joey’s passing, as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indiana’s hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes readers on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and, ultimately, the kind of healing that comes only through faith. A raw and vulnerable look deeper into Rory’s heart, Once Upon a Farm is filled with powerful stories of love, life, and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way. As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on lifesteading as Rory learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm while doing everything, at times, but farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences. 'This isn't a how-to book; it's more of a how we, or more accurately, how He, God, planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined.'"--Amazon.com

Siren song : my life in music

June 20, 2018
Stein, Seymour, 1942- author.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Seymour Stein is America's greatest living record man. Not only has he signed and nurtured more important artists than anyone alive, now sixty years in the game, he's still the hippest label head, travelling the globe in search of the next big thing. Since the late fifties, he's been wherever it's happening: Billboard, Tin Pan Alley, The British Invasion, CBGB, Studio 54, Danceteria, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, the CD crash. Along that winding path, he discovered and broke out a skyline full of stars: Madonna, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Madonna, The Smiths, The Cure, Ice-T, Lou Reed, Seal, and many others. Brimming with hilarious scenes and character portraits, Siren Song's wider narrative is about modernity in motion, and the slow acceptance of diversity in America thanks largely to daring pop music. Including both the high and low points in his life, Siren Song touches on everything from his discovery of Madonna to his wife Linda Stein's violent death. Ask anyone in the music business, Seymour Stein is a legend. Sung from the heart, Siren Song will etch his story in stone.

Call me American : a memoir

June 20, 2018
Iftin, Abdi Nor, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
310 pages ; 22 cm
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Under the neem tree -- The first bullets -- Trail of thorns -- City of women and children -- Arabic to English -- The one they call American -- Buufis -- Wedding vows -- Sin and punishment -- Trapped -- No number -- Messages from Mogadishu -- Little Mogadishu -- Long odds -- White rooms -- Respect.
Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop artists like Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger. When U.S. marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these real Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. Sporting American clothes and dance moves, he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006, it suddenly became dangerous to celebrate Western culture. Desperate to make a living, Abdi used his language skills to post secret dispatches to NPR and the Internet, which found an audience of worldwide listeners. But as life in Somalia grew more dangerous, Abdi was left with no choice but to flee to Kenya as a refugee. In an amazing stroke of luck, Abdi won entrance to the U.S. in the annual visa lottery, though his route to America was filled with twists and turns and a harrowing sequence of events that nearly stranded him in Nairobi. Now a proud resident of Maine and on the path to citizenship, Abdi Nor Iftin's dramatic, deeply stirring memoir is truly a story for our time: a vivid reminder of why western democracies still beckon to those looking to make a better life.

Old in art school : a memoir of starting over

June 20, 2018
Painter, Nell Irvin, author.
©2018
xvi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: You'll never be an artist -- How old are you? -- Leaving my former life -- Getting there -- So much to learn -- Familiar artists, new ways -- Illustration versus the context of art -- Transcription -- Look like an artist -- Drawing -- I could not draw my mother dying -- A bad decision -- Euphoria -- Grief -- Peers -- Crit -- Art school + history history -- You'll never be an artist -- Discovery -- MFA thesis -- And now? -- Newark artist -- Art history by Nell Painter -- Coda: Happy ending.
Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school--in her sixties--to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design; finds meaning in the artists she loves, even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued; and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful demands of a life fully lived. How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, "You will never be an artist"? Who defines what "An Artist" is and all that goes with such an identity?--from publisher's description.

Room to dream

June 20, 2018
Lynch, David, 1946- author.
New York : Random House, 2018.
xii, 577 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
American pastoral -- The art life -- Smiling bags of death -- Spike -- The young American -- Mesmerized -- A suburban romance, only different -- Wrapped in plastic -- Finding love in Hell -- People give up and then they go down -- Next door to dark -- A shot of white lightning and a chick -- A slice of something -- The happiest of happy endings -- In the studio -- My log is turning gold.
"An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family. In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he's faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch's lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than one hundred new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened. Room to Dream is a landmark book that offers a onetime all-access pass into the life and mind of one of our most enigmatic and utterly original living artists."--Jacket.

Tango lessons : a memoir

June 20, 2018
Flaherty, Meghan, author.
©2018
312 pages ; 22 cm
"Tango was an unlikely choice for Meghan Flaherty. A young woman living with the scars of past trauma, she was terrified of being touched and shied away from real passion. But by her late twenties, she knew something had to change. She dug up an old dream and tried on her dancing shoes. In tango, there's a leader and a follower, and, traditionally, the woman follows. As Meghan moved from beginner classes to the late-night dance halls of New York's vibrant tango underground, she discovered that more than any footwork, the hardest and most essential lesson of the dance was to follow with strength and agency; to find her balance, regardless of the lead. And as she broke her own rule—never mix romance and tango—she started to apply those lessons in every corner of her life. Written in wry, lyrical prose, and beautifully enriched by the vivid history and culture of the dance, Tango Lessons is a transformative story of conquering your fears, living your dreams, and enjoying the dizzying freedom found in the closest embrace."--Inside dust jacket.

Making Oscar Wilde

June 20, 2018
Mendelssohn, Michèle, author.
©2018
viii, 360 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 23 cm
Witty, inspiring, and charismatic, Oscar Wilde is one of the Greats of English literature. Today, his plays and stories are beloved around the world. But it was not always so. His afterlife has given him the legitimacy that life denied him. 'Making Oscar Wilde' reveals the untold story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Set on two continents, it tracks a larger-than-life hero on an unforgettable adventure to make his name and gain international acclaim. "Success is a science," Wilde believed, "if you have the conditions, you get the result."

Because I come from a crazy family : the making of a psychiatrist / Edward M. Hallowell.

June 18, 2018
Hallowell, Edward M., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
406 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
When Edward M. Hallowell was eleven, a voice out of nowhere told him he should become a psychiatrist. A mental health professional of the time would have called this psychosis. But young Edward (Ned) took it in stride, despite not quite knowing what "psychiatrist" meant. With a psychotic father, alcoholic mother, abusive stepfather, and two so-called learning disabilities of his own, Ned was accustomed to unpredictable behavior from those around him, and to a mind he felt he couldn't always control. The voice turned out to be right. Now, decades later, Hallowell is a leading expert on attention disorders and the author of twenty books, including Driven to Distraction, the work that introduced ADD to the world. In Because I Come from a Crazy Family, he tells the often strange story of a childhood marked by what he calls the "WASP triad" of alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness, and explores the wild wish, surging beneath his incredible ambition, that he could have saved his own family of drunk, crazy, and well-intentioned eccentrics, and himself.

Born Trump : inside America's first family

June 18, 2018
Fox, Emily Jane, author.
©2018
339 pages ; 24 cm
Inauguration -- Campaign/transition -- Election day -- Born/married/divorced/married/divorced/married/raised Trump -- Meet the mini-Voltrons -- Ivanka--Voltron number one: the media mastermind -- "Bashert" -- You are who you marry -- Don Jr.--Voltron number two: the attack dog -- Eric--Voltron number three: the builder -- Tiffany--the Voltron from another universe.
"A deeply reported, and richly detailed look at President Trump's five children, exploring their lives, roles in the campaign and administration, and the relationships to their father and each other. Full of surprising insights and previously untold stories, Born Trump will quench the ever increasing desire for a greater understanding of who these people are, how they were raised, and what makes them tick." -- Publisher's annotation.

The bonanza king : John Mackay and the battle over the greatest riches in the American West

June 18, 2018
Crouch, Gregory, 1966- author.
New York : Scribner, 2018.
ix, 466 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Traces the rags-to-riches frontier story of Irish immigrant John Mackay, describing how in mid-nineteenth-century Nevada he outmaneuvered the pernicious "Bank Ring" monopoly and thousands of rivals to take control of the history-making Comstock Lode.

Conceivability : what I learned exploring the frontiers of fertility

June 18, 2018
Katkin, Elizabeth L.., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
xx, 298 pages ; 24 cm
From here to infertility: frontline infertility treatments -- Finding the yellow brick road: navigating the fertility labyrinth -- Go east, young lady: the world of complementary and alternative therapies -- You always remember your first: the ups and downs of pregnancy and loss -- Baby steps: minimally invasive treatment -- The big guns: moving on to IVF -- Understanding modern ART: key aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology -- The dark horse: the silent faces of miscarriage -- Down the rabbit hole of third-party parenting: gestational surrogacy -- When it takes a village: surrogacy and egg donation -- Louise's legacy: the business of baby-making -- Pricing the "priceless": big money and the finance of fertility -- The good, the bad, and the eggs: the fundamental debate about egg integrity -- Minding the gaps: reflections on the future of fertility.
"Part memoir, part guide, this personal and deeply informative account of one woman's gripping journey through the global fertility industry in search of the solution to her own "unexplained infertility" exposes eye-opening information about the medical, financial, legal, scientific, emotional and ethical issues at stake."--Provided by publisher.

Rough beauty : forty seasons of mountain living

June 15, 2018
Auvinen, Karen, author.
©2018
x, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: The hard prayer -- Part I. Marlboro woman -- Good girl -- Saying no -- Marlboro woman -- Part II. Refuge -- Summer into fall -- Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Part III. Home of the somewhat feral -- Controlled burn -- Home of the somewhat feral -- Fuck T.S. Eliot -- The book of mornings -- Part IV. A season of voluptuousness -- Loving Elvis -- Yajna: fire ceremony -- A season of voluptuousness -- Epilogue: The fox who came to dinner.
A memoir by an award-winning poet describes her retreats to a primitive mountain cabin to write in solitude and find answers to life's big questions, describing how a fire forced her to reconcile her conflicting needs for isolation and community.

Fare thee well : the final chapter of the Grateful Dead's long, strange trip

June 15, 2018
Selvin, Joel, author.
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018.
viii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Little panic : dispatches from an anxious life

June 15, 2018
Stern, Amanda, author.
©2018
viii, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
I am not a clock -- Not the right kind of human -- Maybe I am not a person -- How to say what's wrong -- The system of the world -- Countdown to Karen Silkwood -- The underside of perfect -- My real family -- Not-Melissa -- Someone kicked the Earth -- If time were a dog -- Oh how we glowed -- Scapegoat -- Frankie Bird -- Jinx -- Yes, no, maybe, I don't know -- Listen carefully and say exactly what I say -- Normal-sized -- A beautiful, gorgeous life -- A stay-behind kid -- The bright side -- The drainpipe man -- A word never means only one thing -- A sense of rightness -- Hunky dory -- My life stained the world -- I'm the test to solve -- Everywhere I look, families -- Anarchy -- When I turn eighteen -- What if I give birth to myself? -- Who doesn't want to be in a play? -- One right way to be a person -- Homeless -- I am a pinball machine -- The system is the problem -- The dread, the relief -- Waiting to move on -- The body -- Waited my whole life to be normal -- Forever Mama -- Take care of the animals -- Certainty -- To be the same.
The author presents a relatable, darkly comic memoir about her lifelong struggles with anxiety, tracing her upbringing by a bohemian mother and sanitized, affluent father in a transforming New York City.

Costly grace : an evangelical minister's rediscovery of faith, hope and love

June 14, 2018
Schenck, Robert L., author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
xvii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
The author recalls his life as a controversial Washington, D.C. evangelical minister and spiritual advisor to America's political class. He begins with his conversion from Judaism to born-again Christianity, and then finding his calling in public ministry. He chronicles his years as an activist leader of the most extreme wing of the anti-abortion movement, brazenly mixing ministry with Republican political activism. Finally he reflects on his unconscious abandonment of Christian principles in the face of fame and influence, and ultimately his return to the lessons Jesus imparted. Today Schenck works to liberate the evangelical community from a politicized gospel, urging partisan conservatives to move beyond social battles and forsake the politics of hate, fear, and violence.

The terrible : a storyteller's memoir

June 14, 2018
Daley-Ward, Yrsa, author.
New York : Penguin Books, [2018]
208 pages; 20 cm
"A lyrical memoir -- part prose, part verse -- about coming-of-age, uncovering the cruelty and the beauty of the wider world, and redemption through self-discovery and the bonds of family"--Provided by publisher.

Famous father girl : a memoir of growing up Bernstein

June 13, 2018
Bernstein, Jamie, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
x, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The Osborne -- The Vineyard and Redding -- Park Avenue and Fairfield -- The first shadows -- The Beatles portal -- Summer games -- A little teen in '60s New York -- School, family, and the world -- Stone teen -- One toe out of the nest -- Shifting grounds -- Not really grownup -- Here come the terrors -- Crawling from the wreckage -- The east-west shuffle -- Quiet-ish -- Redding, Wecord, and what was in between -- Forward motion -- An arrival -- A departure -- Life goes on -- A new millennium -- The Venezuela connection -- Lately.
"The eldest daughter of revered composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth"--Jacket.

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