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The Resource Famous father girl : a memoir of growing up Bernstein, Jamie Bernstein

Famous father girl : a memoir of growing up Bernstein, Jamie Bernstein

Label
Famous father girl : a memoir of growing up Bernstein
Title
Famous father girl
Title remainder
a memoir of growing up Bernstein
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Bernstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. 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 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."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
FSP
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B566
LC item number
B48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Famous father girl : a memoir of growing up Bernstein, Jamie Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1037176392
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 385 pages
Isbn
9780062641359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062641359
  • (OCoLC)1037176392
Label
Famous father girl : a memoir of growing up Bernstein, Jamie Bernstein
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1037176392
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 385 pages
Isbn
9780062641359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062641359
  • (OCoLC)1037176392

Library Locations

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      42.7107245 -71.162215
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