P&P Live!: Deborah Tannen – Finding My Father: His Century-Long Journey from World War I Warsaw and My Quest to Follow - in conversation with Susan Stamberg

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

In this memoir, Deborah Tannen embarks on the poignant, yet perilous, quest to piece together the puzzle of her father's life. Beginning with his astonishingly vivid memories of the Hasidic community in Warsaw, where he was born in 1908, she traces his journey: from arriving in New York City in 1920 to quitting high school at fourteen to support his mother and sister, through a vast array of jobs, including prison guard and gun-toting alcohol tax inspector, to eventually establishing the largest workers' compensation law practice in New York and running for Congress. As Tannen comes to better understand her father's--and her own--relationship to Judaism, she uncovers aspects of his life she would never have imagined.

Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years; the New York Times bestsellers You're Wearing THAT?, about mothers and daughters and You Were Always Mom's Favorite!, about sisters; and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she appears frequently on national television and radio.

Nationally renowned broadcast journalist Susan Stamberg is Special Correspondent for National Public Radio. Stamberg is the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program, and has won every major award in broadcasting. Stamberg is the author of two books, TALK: NPR's Susan Stamberg Considers All Things, published in 1993, and Every Night at Five published in 1982.


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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Finding My Father: His Century-Long Journey from World War I Warsaw and My Quest to Follow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101885833
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 15th, 2020

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