8.25 x 5.5 | Softcover | 136 pages
Published April 15, 2018
Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writes about the intersection of fame and privacy from her unique perspective—as the spokesperson for the arguably most famous family of the twentieth century. In her new book, Lindbergh reflects on her own “Two Lives,” navigating her role as the public face of her family while, at the same time, leading a very quiet existence in rural Vermont.
After devoting years to keeping separate her “Lindbergh life” and her everyday life on her farm, she now finds herself able to make peace with her two lives. Lindbergh takes us into the National Air and Space Museum and her own kitchen drawers with equal ease, discovering that the history-making items on display are, for her, like the memorabilia that most families keep in the attic. Two Lives reconciles the seemingly separate worlds of fame and privacy, even finding a “certain sweetness” when they intersect.
"Two Lives is a beautiful essay collection: funny and wry some moments, wistful and wise at others. Lindbergh may be the daughter of two gifted aviators, but she soars in her own right. This book is insightful, astute, and—best of all—honest."
— Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and The Sandcastle Girls
"Though some topics may appear innocuous, Lindbergh uses them as jumping-off points to tell stories packed with complexity. The memoir shifts between subjects quickly and seamlessly, weaving the intensely personal and the mundane with charming finesse. The prose has depth while maintaining lightness. Two Lives is an engrossing memoir.
— FOREWORD REVIEWS (May/June 2018 issue)