The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir. Bernstein mines the emotional depths of her childhood, and invites us into her family?s private world. A fantastic set of characters populates the Bernsteins? lives, including the Kennedys, Mike Nichols, John Lennon and so many more. Bernstein?s beautifully written memoir is a great American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age.