In Finding My Father: His Century-Long Journey from World War I Warsaw and My Quest to Follow, renowned linguist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Tannen pieces together the fascinating puzzle of her father’s life. His journey from Warsaw’s Hasidic community to New York City is an evocative Jewish story, one that reflects the tensions of the century in which he lived and challenges Tannen’s assumptions about her family and herself. This memoir of Eli Tannen’s life is Deborah Tannen’s most personal work yet.
Join the author and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air and The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University, for a conversation about Finding My Father and the questions it raises.
Watch the program below.