Jamie Bernstein

Jamie Bernstein is a writer, broadcaster, concert narrator, and filmmaker who transformed a lifetime of loving music into a career of sharing her knowledge and excitement with others. In Famous Father Girl (2018), Bernstein mines the emotional depths of her childhood and invites us into her family’s private world. An intoxicating tale, Famous Father Girl is an intimate meditation on her father, Leonard Bernstein, a complex and sometimes troubled man, the family he raised, and the music he composed that became the soundtrack to their entwined lives. Chosen as one of NPR’s Book Concierge 2018 Great Reads, Bernstein’s beautifully written memoir is an insightful American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age.

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