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- DescriptionBearer of an illustrious name and nephew of a President of the Republic, Frederic Mitterrand is born into the discreet gentility of Paris' haut bourgeois 16th arrondissement. Raised by an army of surrogates, he spends his summers in Evian and North Africa and his winters on Alpine slopes. But, growing up in a time and environment where such things are t talked about, Frederic struggles with a difficult secret. Wracked by a fear of abandonment and confused by his sexual urges toward other boys, he reaches out haphazardly for affection -- with both comic and catastrophic results. At age 12, in the first of many capricious attempts to find his true identity, he sneaks into an audition for a major motion picture and gets a part. Thus begins a life steeped in celebrity, French cinema, and clandestine romantic liaisons. In later life, Mitterand, a rewned critic, producer, and talk show host, seeks out old friends, servants, and loves, who reveal startlingly unexpected interpretations of his formative years. Mitterrand's memoir is a Godard film come to life -- a Nouvelle Vague Oh the Glory of It All. Now Minister of Culture and Communication, Mitterrand reveals his life as a denizen of the psychological underworld and gay icon in haute societe.
- Author BiographyFrederic Mitterrand is a writer, television personality, filmmaker, and gay rights activist. In 2009, he was appointed Minister of Culture and Communication by French president Nicolas Sarkozy. He lives in France.
- Author(s)Frederic Mitterrand
- Date of Publication05/05/2011
- SubjectAutobiography: The Arts
- Place of PublicationBerkeley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSoft Skull Press
- Weight371 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Translated byJesse Browner
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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