How does a daughter tell the story of her father? Sheila Fitzpatrick was taught from an early age to question authority. She learnt it from her father, the journalist and radical historian Brian Fitzpatrick. But very soon, she began to turn her questioning gaze on him. Teasing apart the many layers of memory, Fitzpatrick reveals a complex portrait of an Australian family against a Cold War backdrop. As her relationship with her father fades from girlhood adoration to adolescent scepticism, she flees Melbourne for Oxford to start a new life. But it's not so easy to escape being her father's daughter. My Father's Daughter is a vivid evocation of an Australian childhood; a personal memoir told with the piercing insight of a historian.
Frank Sinatra seemed to have it all: genius, wealth, the love of beautiful women, glamorous friends from Las Vegas to the White House. But in this startling and remarkably outspoken memoir, his youngest daughter reveals to us an acutely restless, lonely and conflicted man. Through his marriages and front-page romances and the melancholy gaps between, Frank Sinatra searched for a contentment that eluded him. For the first time Tina writes candidly about the wedge his manipulative fourth wife, Barbara Marx, drove between father and daughter. MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER, with its unflinching account of Sinatra's flaws and foibles, will shock many of his fans. At the same time, it is a deeply affectionate portrait written with love and warmth, a celebration of a daughter's fond esteem for her father and a respect for his great legacy. The world remembers Frank Sinatra as one of the giants of the show business. In this book from someone inside the legend, Tina Sinatra remembers him as something more: a father, and a man.
My Father's Daughter is a heart warming epic about a loving and nurturing relationship between the author and her father. Filled with pictures and memorabilia from her life as a child, Jenese Busch really sends a strong message while sharing the love and dedication she was blessed to have growing up. This wonderful, touching work tells of the struggle to maintain a home growing up in times of war and hardships, and of her father's dedication to ensure she had a better life. Her father was devoted to providing stability and support throughout her life. Yet, Jenese found out just how much he had sacrificed after his death; when she discovered he had left her wealthy in more than the monetary sense. All those struggles and hardships were for her. In today's world most children are lucky to have a single parent. It seems as though everyone is too busy for their children. This book is so refreshing; the reader is able to look back in time when "family" mattered. The photos alone are like traveling through time, and will remind many readers of days gone by. So come along on this lovely walk past the picket fences down the cobbled walkway of Jenese's life, as she shares her fondest memories of her father. About the Author: Jenese Busch is an adventurer and world traveller with the heart of a poet. She's dedicated to her family and her community. This is her first book.
Release on 2009-05-12 | by Maria Elena Salinas,Liz Balmaseda
Living a Life Without Secrets
Author: Maria Elena Salinas,Liz Balmaseda
Pubpsher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Five nights a week, María Elena Salinas looks into a television camera and delivers the news to millions of television viewers. But when the newscast is over, she is like so many other women across the country: a wife and a mother, struggling to find balance between her personal and professional life. When María Elena accidentally discovers her recently deceased father had once been a Catholic priest, all she knew was suddenly thrown into question. Turning her investigative eye on herself for the first time, she begins a long, arduous journey for answers. In I Am My Father's Daughter, María Elena tells the amazing story of her journey to the top amid her struggle to come to terms with family secrets. From her childhood in a poverty-stricken neighborhood of Los Angeles and her adolescent years spent working in a sweatshop, to her astonishing break into network television, along with her coverage of some of the world's major events and disasters, Salinas frames her life behind the camera in the same warm and straightforward tone that is her on-air trademark.
"My Father's Daughter" contains all of the best elements of a great novel. The author Teresa Marotta immediately swept me into the intriguing adventure. Not only does it have an incredibly compelling, well-developed plot, with interesting characters, it also has scenes that will make you laugh out loud. In addition to a wonderful plot, "My Father's Daughter" has a strong thread about the importance of personal values running through it. This touch greatly adds to my respect for the hero and heroine, and definitely adds to the suspense. This is a must read for all fans of historical fiction. --Reader Views
What do you wear to meet your father for the first time? In 2004, Hannah Pool knew more about next season's lipstick colors than she did about Africa: a beauty editor for The Guardian newspaper, she juggled lattes and cocktails, handbags and hangouts through her twenties just like any other beautiful, independent Londoner. Her white, English adoptive relatives were beloved to her and were all the family she needed. Okay, if I treat it as a first date, then I'm on home turf. What image do I want to put across?...Classic, rather than trendy, and if my G-string doesn't pop out, I should be able to carry the whole thing off. Contacted by relatives she didn't know she had, she decided to visit Eritrea, the war-torn African country of her birth, and answer for herself the daunting questions every adopted child asks. Imagine what it's like to never have seen another woman or man from your own family. To spend your life looking for clues in the faces of strangers...We all need to know why we were given up. What Hannah Pool learned on her journey forms a narrative of insight, wisdom, wit, and warmth beyond all expectations. When I stepped off the plane in Asmara, I had no idea what lay ahead, or how those events would change me, and if I'd thought about it too hard I probably wouldn't have gotten farther than the baggage claim. A story that will "send shivers down [your] spine," (The Bookseller), My Fathers' Daughter follows Hannah Pool's brave and heartbreaking return to Africa to meet the family she lost -- and the father she thought was dead.
"What doth the lord require of man but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God."-Micah 6:8When Eleanor Ramsay Williamson was ten, her father, Kerr Craige Ramsay, died of a heart attack. Her idyllic life in North Carolina was shattered. Eleanor lost not only a parent who adored her, but her whole world.In this memoir, Eleanor explores the effects her father's death had on her as she grew up. Her experiences were similar to that of others who had also lost their fathers as youngsters: she cared for her alcoholic mother and tried to be strong, but found it difficult at best.In exploring her relationships, Eleanor recognized much of her father in her: his smile, energy, and self-confidence. Relying on these qualities, Eleanor unshackled the restraints placed on women of that era and blazed her own trail. She even married a Yankee, Sterling Rudolph Williamson, and later developed her passions for literature, foreign cultures, and teaching.This insightful memoir follows Eleanor's emotional journey from life as a youngster, through the loss her father and the subsequent upheaval, to her own experiences as a mother and wife, and finally her blossoming into a passionate teacher of international students. With My Father's Daughter, you will experience the events of Eleanor's life as she plucks the strings of your subconscious emotions with her keen observations.
Poor Little Rich Boy Winston Carmichael has it all: a big house, servants, vacations in Palm Beach, and a fancy private school. But with overprotective parents and a sense of responsibility for his younger sister, Heidi, Winston sometimes feels more as if he's living in a prison than a dream. Then one day a woman appears at the front door claiming to be Caroline -- Winston's half sister, who was kidnapped and presumed dead long before he and Heidi were born. Is she really Caroline? Is she an imposter? Or is she something far more complicated than either? And does she hold the key that could unlock the door to Winston's prison?