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My Secret Father: A Memoir of Disinheritance

In 2011, six weeks after my mother died, I received an email that contained shocking news about my mother, the woman I thought I had reconciled with at the end of her life. My life in and with my family was never the same again.

I’d always wanted to write a memoir but until then, I didn’t have an organizing principle. A year later, I realized that the news, devastating though it was, had finally given my story what it needed and I began to write.

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Gigi and her father in New York City on February 28, 2012. 

Gigi and her father in New York City on February 28, 2012. 

When I wrote the first draft of My Secret Father, I wrote it as fast as I could as if I was trying to record it and smuggle it out of a foreign country before the police caught up with me. That’s how taboo the subject was for me.
— Gigi Rosenberg

READ the abbreviated story in the two-minute memoir published in Psychology Today.

LISTEN to an interview and chapter excerpt from Jack Straw Productions, Seattle.

WATCH Gigi perform the story "Stand Up" at Portland Story Theater and LISTEN to the song "Disinherited" written by Tom Rorem, inspired by stories from Gigi's memoir:

Gigi Rosenberg performs her story "Stand Up" with Urban Tellers® Wordstock Edition on November 4, 2016 on the Portland Story Theater stage at the Fremont Theater. Hosted by Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard. Videography by Aaron Hartling.

The song "Disinherited" was inspired by stories from Gigi Rosenberg's memoir.  Recorded live at the Tractor Tavern on October 17, 2015. Filmed and produced by Live Syphon. Lyrics by Tom Rorem. Music by Lowlands.

 

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Banner photo of Gigi and her father in the 1960s by Ken Wittenberg
2012 photo by Erica Berger