The Arrogant Years: One Girl's Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn

3.78 avg rating
( 462 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061803673: The Arrogant Years: One Girl's Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn

“[Lagnado writes] in crystalline yet melodious prose.”
New York Times

Lucette Lagnado’s acclaimed, award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit (“[a] crushing, brilliant book” —New York Times Book Review) told the powerfully moving story of her Jewish family’s exile from Egypt. In her extraordinary follow-up memoir, The Arrogant Years, Lagnado revisits her first years in America, and describes a difficult coming-of-age tragically interrupted by a bout with cancer at age 16. At once a poignant mother and daughter story and a magnificent snapshot of the turbulent ’60s and ’70s, The Arrogant Years is a stunning work of memory and resilience that ranges from Cairo to Brooklyn and beyond—the unforgettable true story of a remarkable young woman’s determination to push past the boundaries of her life and make her way in the wider world.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

The author of the award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit—hailed by the New York Times book review as a “crushing, brilliant book”—returns with this, the extraordinary follow-up memoir

In The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, Lucette Lagnado offered a heartbreaking portrait of her father, Leon, a successful Cairo boulevardier who was forced to take flight with his family during the rise of the Nasser dictatorship, and of her family’s struggle to rebuild a new life in a new land.

In this much-anticipated new memoir, Lagnado tells the story of her mother, Edith, coming of age in a magical old Cairo of dusty alleyways and grand villas inhabited by pashas and their wives. Then Lagnado revisits her own early years in America—first, as a schoolgirl in Brooklyn’s immigrant enclaves, where she dreams of becoming the fearless Mrs. Emma Peel of The Avengers, and later, as an “avenging” reporter for some of America’s most prestigious newspapers. A stranger growing up in a strange land, when she turns sixteen Lagnado’s adolescence is further complicated by cancer. Its devastating consequences would rob her of her “arrogant years”—the years defined by an overwhelming sense of possibility, invincibility, and confidence. Lagnado looks to the women sequestered behind the wooden screen at her childhood synagogue, to the young coeds at Vassar and Columbia in the 1970s, to her own mother and the women of their past in Cairo, and reflects on their stories as she struggles to make sense of her own choices.

About the Author:

Lucette Lagnado is the author of the critically-acclaimed Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, a memoir of her Egyptian-Jewish father; in this much-anticipated new memoir she explores the world of her Egyptian-Jewish mother Edith. She is also the coauthor of Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz. She is a senior special writer and investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal. She resides with her husband, Douglas Feiden, in Sag Harbor and New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lagnado, Lucette
Published by Ecco / HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0061803677 ISBN 13: 9780061803673
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Monky Business: briansmonky
(Worcester, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco / HarperCollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061803677 Ask about discounted shipping available when multiple items are purchased at the same time. FAST, RELIABLE, GUARANTEED and happily SHIPPED WITHIN 1 BUSINESS DAY!. Bookseller Inventory # BX16-5147

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.40
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lucette Lagnado
ISBN 10: 0061803677 ISBN 13: 9780061803673
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800618036731.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lucette Lagnado
Published by Ecco / HarperCollins (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061803677 ISBN 13: 9780061803673
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco / HarperCollins, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061803677

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lucette Lagnado
Published by Ecco / HarperCollins (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061803677 ISBN 13: 9780061803673
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco / HarperCollins, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061803677

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lagnado, Lucette
Published by Ecco / HarperCollins (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061803677 ISBN 13: 9780061803673
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco / HarperCollins, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061803677

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds