Reading My Father by Alexandra Styron audiobook

Reading My Father: A Memoir

By Alexandra Styron
Read by Alexandra Styron

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781416591795
10.46 Hours Unabridged
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Writer William Styron's (Sophie's Choice) youngest child explores the life of a fascinating and difficult man who battled major depression. From his youth and precocious literary debut to the triumphs of his best-known books and spiral into depressi

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Summary

Summary

A 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Biography

Selected for the May 2011 Indie Next List

Writer William Styron's (Sophie's Choice) youngest child explores the life of a fascinating and difficult man who battled major depression. From his youth and precocious literary debut to the triumphs of his best-known books and spiral into depressi

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” New York Times
“Alexandra Styron is a natural writer, fluid and engaging…A consummate guide to her father’s tumultuous life. Styron fans will delight in this unique portrait of a true literary lion.” Boston Globe
“At the heart of Reading My Father, Alexandra Styron’s beautifully honest memoir of her father…is her attempt to make sense of the discrepancy between his deeply moral novels, whose focus on man’s inhumanity to man elicits so much pathos, and his egregious behavior ‘to the people closest to him’…Zigzagging through time with the finesse of a skier attacking a mogul-ridden slope, Alexandra Styron gives us a multi-dimensional, continually fascinating portrait of William Styron’s life.” Washington Post
“[Styron] draws subtle comparisons to other giants of her father’s literary fraternity—pugnacious, capricious, and sometimes cruel men like Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller—to outline the question at the heart of her reflection: Is his art enough of an excuse? The memoir’s eloquent prose and fluid structure suggest his talent may be hereditary.” Entertainment Weekly
“Readers passionate about American literature will be fascinated by Alexandra’s insightful tales about her complicated father and his circle, which included Peter Matthiessen, Norman Mailer, and Arthur Miller.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Alexandra Styron

Author Bio: Alexandra Styron

Alexandra Styron is the author of the bestselling memoir Reading My Father and All the Finest Girls, a novel. Her work has appeared in several anthologies as well as in the New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among other publications. A graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University, Styron is a professor of creative writing in the MFA program at Hunter College. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English