Small Fry (Hardcover)

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"I'd given up on the possibility of a grand reconciliation, the kind in the movies, but I kept coming anyway.” Brennan-Jobs recounts the hardship of growing up with a distant father like only a great writer can. By the time she turned two, Apple had gone public and money was no longer an issue, but that didn’t mean the hardships were over. Read about what it's like to grow up with Steve Jobs as your father. Anyone interested in Silicon Valley or sincere autobiographical writing will be pleasantly surprised. -Alberto

— From Fall Booknotes 2018

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A NEW YORK TIMES AND NEW YORKER TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR

"Beautiful, literary, and devastating."--New York Times Book Review - "Revelatory."--Entertainment Weekly - "A masterly Silicon Valley gothic."--Vogue -"Mesmerizing, discomfiting reading... A book of no small literary skill."--New Yorker - "Extraordinary... An aching, exquisitely told story."--People - "The sleeper critical hit of the season."--Vulture

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR NPR, AMAZON, GQ, VOGUE (UK), BUSTLE, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND INDIGO

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. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is a poignant coming-of-age story from one of our most exciting new literary voices.

Praise for Small Fry

"An intimate, richly drawn portrait... The reader of this exquisite memoir is left with a loving, forgiving remembrance and the lasting impression of a resilient, kindhearted and wise woman who is at peace with her past."--San Francisco Chronicle

"A heartbreaking memoir, beautifully rendered...It's a love story for the father that she had, flaws and all... A wise, thoughtful, and ultimately loving portrayal of her father."--Seattle Times

About the Author


Lisa Brennan-Jobs lives in Brooklyn and Small Fry is her first book.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780802128232
ISBN-10: 0802128238
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Pages: 400
Language: English