Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Autobiography/Biography > memoirs
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Special Offers, New Products and Forum Updates
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
To find more items like this one, go to:
literature
Reading My Father: A Memoir
 
 
Author
Alexandra Styron.
Publisher Scribner  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781416591795
Pages/Publication Date 285/2011
Daedalus Item Code 23182
List Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $4.98
You Save: $20.02
Qty
          Tell a friend
Our Picks Great Deals
Description
In his own memoir Darkness Visible, Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron searingly chronicled his battle with deep depression. Here his youngest daughter Alexandra, herself a novelist, explores the complex dynamics of growing up with such a powerful but unpredictable head of the house, where intelligence and creativity were fostered but emotional turbulence was the norm.

"Ardent, sophisticated and entirely winning.... Her touch throughout this memoir is quite fine and very sure. As tough as she is on her father, she sees clearly the better man he could sometimes be.... This is a grown-up memoir, taut and true."—NYTimes

"Reading My Father is the memoir of a childhood in an intellectually glittering, artistically engaged and emotionally precarious household. In this portrait, by turns tender and unsparing, we meet William Styron, the charming bon vivant undone by depression, the gifted and prolific writer whose long struggle to finish his final novel may have imperiled his sanity. Fluid and fascinating, dark and funny, Alexandra Styron's book brings her father before us in all of his complexity, a literary lion, roaring his way through America's post-war landscape."—Geraldine Brooks

 
You might also like:
Small Memories: A Memoir
José Saramago. Margaret Jull Costa, trans.
Studio: Vintage.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780099520481.  Daedalus Item Code: 23860
List Price: Import Sale Price: $3.98 $2.98
Townie: A Memoir
Andre Dubus III.
Studio: Norton.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780393064667.  Daedalus Item Code: 23897
List Price: $25.95 Sale Price: $5.98 $4.98 You Save: $20.97
A House in the Sky: A Memoir
Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett.
Studio: Scribner.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9781451645606.  Daedalus Item Code: 43664
List Price: $27.00 Sale Price: $5.98 You Save: $21.02
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2013 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com