The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in her deeply intimate and evocative “Famous Father Girl: A memoir of growing up Bernstein”. In addition to the anniversary, the publication of Jamie Bernstein’s affecting memoir coincides with the announcements of two forthcoming biopics of LB (as he was known), starring Bradley Cooper an Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively. In “Famous Father Girl”, Bernstein invites us into her family’s glamorous world, while living under the shadow of the country’s most renowned musician, forms this memoir’s emotional core.
About the Author
Jamie Bernstein is a writer, broadcaster, concert narrator, and filmmaker (her documentary “Crescendo: The Power of Music” is now available on Netflix). Inheriting her father’s passion for sharing and teaching, Jamie has devised several ways of communicating her own excitement about classical music. In addition to “The Bernstein Beat,” a family concert about her father modeled after his own groundbreaking Young People’s Concerts, Jamie has also written and narrated concerts for audiences of all ages about Mozart, Aaron Copland, and Stravinsky, among others.
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