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Anne Fadiman Presents Her New Memoir, The Wine-Lover's Daughter, Monday, November 27 at 7 pm


Anne Fadiman


Anne Fadiman's father was Clifton Fadiman, who grew up in lower-middle class Brooklyn and through talent and ambition became a celebrated literary critic.  His name was a household word in the fifties; he played a pivotal role in creating a vibrant postwar middlebrow culture in America.  As part of his transition from the world of Brooklyn to the world of  elegant, intellectual Manhattan, he became a connoisseur of wine as well as of literature. The Wine Lover's Daughter is Anne Fadiman's affectionate but sharply observed  memoir of her father, and of the role wine played in his life--as an object of pleasure and as a badge of class belonging.

“In this crisp, scintillating, amusing, and affecting memoir, Anne incisively and lovingly portrays her brilliant and vital father and brings into fresh focus the dynamic world of twentieth-century books and America’s discovery of wine.” ―Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)


Anne Fadiman is one of America's foremost writers of nonfiction. Her books include the best-selling The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, as well as two volumes of personal essays, At Large and at Small, and Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader.


Event date: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Broadside Bookshop
The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374228088
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - November 7th, 2017