Small Fry

A Memoir

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Publisher Description

A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be.

Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of childhood and growing up. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide, marveling at the particular magic of growing up in this family, in this place and time, while grappling with her feelings of illegitimacy and shame. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling story by an insightful new literary voice.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2018
September 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grove Atlantic
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
7.7
MB

Customer Reviews

SugarCreekgal ,

Small Fry

If you’re interested in Steve Jobs, read this book.
If you are interested in family dynamics, read this book.

Lisandro75 ,

Complex and moving portraiture.

An exquisite, deeply emotional tale. It must have been an extraordinary challenge to write so tenderly about this unique father-daughter relationship. Brennan-Jobs nails the balance: her mother and father are neither heroes nor villains; but deeply flawed, yet loving human beings. And she in turn is vivid and wondrous as she’s pulled in impossible directions. Recommended.

Fremont Joy ,

Small Fry

Well written flows as if Lisa is in the room speaking .

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