Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir (MP3 CD)

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T Kira Madden is the niece of Steve Madden (the shoe guy) and her dad was pals with Jordan Belfort (the Wolf of Wall Street guy) and this memoir isn't really about either of them, but they did cause some problems for her growing up. T Kira Madden writing is so inviting and her stories are wild and this book is honestly just so good. 

— Meredith


One of the most anticipated audiobooks of 2019.

Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut memoir is about coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer, biracial teenager amidst the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where she found cult-like privilege, shocking racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hiding in plain sight.

As a child, Madden lived a life of extravagance, from her exclusive private school to her equestrian trophies and designer shoe-brand name. But under the surface was a wild instability. The only child of parents continually battling drug and alcohol addictions, Madden confronted her environment alone. Facing a culture of assault and objectification, she found lifelines in the desperately loving friendships of fatherless girls.

With unflinching honesty and lyrical prose, spanning from 1960s Hawaii to the present-day struggle of a young woman mourning the loss of a father while unearthing truths that reframe her reality, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls is equal parts eulogy and love letter. It's a story about trauma and forgiveness, about families of blood and affinity, both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781799722045
ISBN-10: 179972204X
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
Language: English