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Author Spiegelman, Nadja, author.

Title I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir / Nadja Spiegelman.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 SPIEGELMAN    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY SPIEGELMAN    DUE 06-24-23
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. SPIEGELMAN, N.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B SPIEGELMAN, NADJA    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO SPIEGELMAN    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY SPIEGELMAN, NADJA    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B SPIEGELMAN NADJA S    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B SPIEGELMAN    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  B SPIEGELMAN, NADJA    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Biography  B SPIEGELMAN    Check Shelf

Description 372 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "A memoir of mothers and daughters -- and mothers as daughters -- traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Mauscreator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers, hers -- French-born New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly -- exerted a force over reality that was both dazzling and daunting. As Nadja's body changed and "began to whisper to the adults around me in a language I did not understand," their relationship grew tense. Unwittingly, they were replaying a drama from her mother's past, a drama Nadja sensed but had never been told. Then, after college, her mother suddenly opened up to her. Françoise recounted her turbulent adolescence caught between a volatile mother and a playboy father, one of the first plastic surgeons in France. The weight of the difficult stories she told her daughter shifted the balance between them. It had taken an ocean to allow Françoise the distance to become her own person. At about the same age, Nadja made the journey in reverse, moving to Paris determined to get to know the woman her mother had fled. Her grandmother's memories contradicted her mother's at nearly every turn, but beneath them lay a difficult history of her own. Nadja emerged with a deeper understanding of how each generation reshapes the past in order to forge ahead, their narratives both weapon and defense, eternally in conflict. Every reader will recognize herself and her family in this gorgeous and heartbreaking memoir, which helps us to see why sometimes those who love us best hurt us most"-- Provided by publisher.
"A memoir of mothers and daughters--and mothers as daughters--traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Spiegelman, Nadja.
Women authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Women artists -- 21st century -- Biography.
Women authors, American -- 21st century -- Family relationships.
Women artists -- 21st century -- Family relationships.
Women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Mothers and daughters -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Women.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781594631924 (hardback)
1594631921 (hardback)
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