Little, Brown and Company
On Sale: July 29, 2009
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Laurie Sandell grew up in awe (and sometimes in terror) of
her larger-than-life father, who told jaw-dropping tales of
a privileged childhood in Buenos Aires, academic triumphs,
heroism during Vietnam, friendships with Kissinger and the
Pope. As a young woman, Laurie unconsciously mirrors her
dad, trying on several outsized personalities (Tokyo
stripper, lesbian seductress, Ambien addict). Later, she
lucks into the perfect job--interviewing celebrities for a
top women's magazine. Growing up with her extraordinary
father has given Laurie a knack for relating to the stars.
But while researching an article on her dad's life, she
makes an astonishing discovery: he's not the man he says he
is--not even close. Now, Laurie begins to puzzle together
three decades of lies and the splintered person that
resulted from them--herself.
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