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Spotlight Event: Famous Father Girl


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“Seduction might have been his greatest talent, one countered by his daughter’s aptitude for truth-telling. Her memoir portrays a man whose weaponized ego fits perfectly into American celebrity culture, but it’s also a story of how his daughter survived that ego to become her own woman, even as she remains intent on keeping her father’s legacy alive. By preserving his legacy, Jamie honors her father as both a great talent and a complex human being.”- Washington Post

About the Book:
The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir.

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 and 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. She lives in New York City. Her documentary Crescendo: The Power of Music is now available on Netflix.

About the Event: 
Tuesday, January 8 | 7:00pm
Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens
$30 Literary Society Authors & Readers
$36 Guests
*Cost includes short film, author talk, dessert reception & book signing

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To purchase tickets over the phone please call 877-318-0071



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