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Fadiman, Anne

Summary: "A memoir exploring the author's father's love of wine" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 FAD

Guerrero, Jean

Summary: "In the tradition of parent-child memoirs from The Liar's Club to The Glass Castle, here is the haunting story of a daughter's quest to understand her father, to save him from his own demons and to save herself from following his self-destructive path. Marco Antonio was born in Mexico but as a teenager migrated with his large family north to California, where he met Jean's mother, a young...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GUERRERO, JEAN GUE

Meyer, Elizabeth

Summary: A humorous memoir follows a young socialite as she risks social suicide to work for a legendary funeral chapel on New York City's Upper East Side after she discovered a knack for helping people cope with their grief.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media Inc 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 MEYER, ELIZABETH Mey

Brooks, John

Summary: "An award-winning, candid, and compelling story of an adoptive father's search for the truth about his teenage daughter's suicide: "Rarely have the subjects of suicide, adoption, adolescence, and parenting been explored so openly and honestly" (John Bateson, Former Executive Director, Contra Costa Crisis Center, and author of The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge). Early one Tuesday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BRO

Ozma, Alice.

Summary: Named for two literary characters ("Alice" from Lewis Carroll and "Ozma" from L. Frank Baum), the author is the daughter of a Philadelphia-area elementary school librarian. Father and daughter embarked on a streak of reading-out-loud sessions every night before bed as Ozma was growing up--a "streak" that would continue for eight years straight.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OZMA, ALICA OZM

McDowell, Christina

Summary: After the arrest and subsequent imprisonment of her beloved father, who was one of the guilty players in the schemes of the "Wolf of Wall Street," the author details the harsh realities of a fall from grace as she and her family dealt with addiction, depression, homelessness and loss.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MCD

Walsh, Barbara (Barbara Ann)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TwoDot 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 971.807 WALSH, BARBARA WAL

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

Summary: A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents, artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs' childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B BRE

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

Summary: "A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2018

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Garber, Elizabeth W.

Summary: "This haunting memoir describes visionary architect Woodie Garber's descent into madness and follows Elizabeth's inspiring journey to emerge from her abuse, gain understanding and freedom from her father's control, and go on to become a loving mother and a healer who helps others"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 GARBER, ELIZABETH W GAR

Cooper, Elisha.

Summary: "The award-winning children's book author confronts a new world when faced with his daughter's illness in this frank, moving, and beautiful memoir. Elisha Cooper spends his mornings writing and illustrating children's books, his afternoons playing with his two daughters. The phrase he hates most is "throw like a girl," so he teaches them to climb trees and play ball. But when he discovers a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COOPER, ELISHA COO

Smyth, Katharine

Summary: Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf's modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting room, and in the companionable silence she shared with her father. After his death--a calamity that claimed her favorite person--she returned to that beloved novel as a way of wrestling with his memory and understanding her own grief. Smyth's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMYTH, KATHARINE SMY

Allen, Tina Alexis

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The actress reveals her struggle growing up as a gay woman in a strict Catholic family until the age of eighteen, when her father discovered the truth about her sexuality and revealed that he too was gay, leading them to live their double lives together without their family's knowledge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.76 ALL

Carlin, Kelly

Summary: "Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin gave the world some of the most hysterical and iconic comedy routines of the last fifty years. From the "Seven Dirty Words" to "A Place for My Stuff," to "Religion is Bullshit," he perfected the art of making audiences double over with laughter while simultaneously making people wake up to the realities (and insanities) of life in the twentieth...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARLIN, KELLY CAR

Madden, T Kira

Summary: "The acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut is a memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager within the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where cult-like privilege, shocking social and racialdisparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hide in plain sight. As a child in Florida, T Kira...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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Ozma, Alice.

Summary: Named for two literary characters ("Alice" from Lewis Carroll and "Ozma" from L. Frank Baum), the author is the daughter of a Philadelphia-area elementary school librarian. Father and daughter embarked on a streak of reading-out-loud sessions every night before bed as Ozma was growing up--a "streak" that would continue for eight years straight.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub. 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 028.9 Ozma 2011

Burns, Eric.

Summary: Eleanor Roosevelt is viewed as one of the most pioneering women in American history. But she was also one of the most enigmatic and lonely. Her loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship with most of her family, as well, from her distant mother to her public rivalry with her cousin, Alice. Yet she was a warm person, beloved by friends, and her humanitarian work...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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Lord, Ruth

Summary: The story of Henry du Pont and the museum of Americana he envisioned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DU PONT, HENRY Lord

Wetherall, Tyler

Summary: ""In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other." --Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face Tyler had lived in fifteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine. She didn't think this was strange until Scotland Yard showed up in her bucolic English village, and she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WETHERALL, TYLER WET

Shahani, Aarti Namdev

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: The Shahanis came to Queens-from India, by way of Casablanca-in the 1980s. They were undocumented for a few unsteady years and then, with the arrival of their green cards, they thought they'd made it. This is the story of how they did, and didn't; the unforeseen obstacles that propelled them into years of disillusionment and heartbreak; and the strength of a family determined to stay together....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Celadon Books 2019

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAHANI, AARTI NAMDEV SHA

Fisher-Alaniz, Karen.

Summary: On his 81st birthday, without explanation, Karen Alaniz's father placed two weathered notebooks on her lap. Inside were more than 400 pages of letters he'd written to his parents during WWII. She began reading them, and the more she read, the more she discovered about the man she never knew and the secret role he played in WWII. With painful memories now at the forefront of his thoughts, her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54867 FIS

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54867 FISHER, MURRAY WILLIAM ALA

Bernstein, Jamie

Summary: Leonard Bernstein's oldest daughter presents a deeply intimate memoir of life with her father that shares insights into his complex personality, sense of humor, artistic influence, and erratic creative process.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERNSTEIN, JAMIE BER

Shapiro, Dani

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: "In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA, Dani Shapiro received the astonishing news that her beloved deceased father was not her biological father. Over the course of a single day, her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her. In just a few hours of Internet sleuthing, she was able to piece together the story of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHA

Flair, Ric

Summary: "Ric Flair is a 16-time World Champion and two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee. His four-decades long career is recognized as one of the greatest of all time, but with success comes a price ... His life away from the cameras includes personal struggles, controversy, and family tragedy. Through his bond with [his daughter] Charlotte, he's becoming the father he needs to be while rediscovering the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 FLA

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