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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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If you’re interested in Steve Jobs, read this book.
If you are interested in family dynamics, read this book.
On these pages I found myself, a young girl feeling misplaced, with family and people that are supposed to love you, confused by unspoken and undefined behaviors, wanting desperately to change a world beyond your change as a child.
I marvel at the strength of Lisa Brennen-Jobs and the fortitude to withstand the isolation and loneliness of her young life.
I am stunned by the flow and beauty of the writing and am left wondering how powerful all that pain must have been to now move this writer across these pages to so move all of us privileged to read them.