JEANNE SIMONOFF - MEMOIR
Firebird was very please to have worked with Jeanne on her memoir Saving Myself: A Los Angeles Childhood on conversion to ebook.
ABOUT JEANNE - I AM A CHILD BORN OF DREAMS
I was born in Hollywood, California in 1940, the heart of the city of dreams, and it is from the movies that my notion of romance grew.
The early death of my mother, Alice, in 1943 before my age of three, altered my life forever.
I was the granddaughter of a Heifitz and would eventually, as my father had, learn to play the violin as my paternal grandmother’s first cousin, Jasha, had (Jasha Heifitz, violin virtuoso).
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Set in the early 1940s and 50s, SAVING MYSELF: A LOS ANGELES CHILDHOOD evokes the wonder and terror of the Simonoffs, the only Jewish family in a small section of Los Angeles. it is told from the viewpoint of a young girl trying to understand the early loss of her mother as well as abandonment by her friends because she is Jewish. The memoir comes full circle in a journey toward spiritual wholeness, expressing the universal wish for a sense of belonging.