Lisa Brennan-Jobs lives in Brooklyn and Small Fry is her first book.
Writing with enlightened panache and dry humor, she's as keen a witness to the ambience of the Bay Area in the 1980s and 1990s...as she is to the behavior of the adults around her... Never having felt safe in any of her father's houses, Ms. Brennan-Jobs has built her own house in memoir form... It's alive in all the rough edges of its feelings, and it's home. * Wall Street Journal * A gorgeous, compelling work of art and a dazzling coming-of-age story. This is a lovely, sweetly intimate portrait, a story told through the eyes of a daughter whose father struggled with his own origins - and who almost became the father she hoped he would be. -- Susan Cheever Here is a literary coming-of-age memoir of the highest order, the story of a child trying to find her place between two radically different parents, identities and worlds. Compassionate, wise and filled with finely-wrought detail, Small Fry is a wonder of a book, and Lisa Brennan-Jobs is a wonder of a writer. -- Jamie Quatro, author of FIRE SERMON As clear-eyed, amusing, honest, unsentimental and sad as any memoir I've read in years. No other book or film has captured Steve Jobs as distinctly as this one has. -- Phillip Lopate This sincere and disquieting portrait reveals a complex father-daughter relationship. * Publishers Weekly * An epic, sharp coming-of-age story from the daughter of Steve Jobs...an exquisitely rendered story of family, love, and identity. Brennan-Jobs benefits from her father's story, but her prose doesn't require his spotlight to shine. * Kirkus Reviews * A memoir of uncommon grace, maturity and spare elegance. * San Francisco Chronicle * Small Fry isn't about eliciting sympathy or seeking revenge. Instead she tries to get to the bottom of a relationship mired in awkwardness and unpredictability. * The Guardian * Brennan-Jobs is a deeply gifted writer...[Small Fry] has that defining aspect of a literary work: the stamp of a singular sensibility. In the fallen world of kiss-and-tell celebrity memoirs, this may be the most beautiful, literary and devastating one ever written. * New York Times Book Review * Beautifully written...The sum of such memories might have been maudlin but Brennan-Jobs is rescued by unsentimental honesty, literary grace and wry humour. * The Times * A remarkable book...a gorgeously written evocation of 1980s California. * Sunday Times *