|Title:||The Bill from My Father: A Memoir|
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|Category:||Arts and Literature|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster (January 9, 2007)|
The book's narrative skeleton chronicles over 15 years of the author's father descending into dementia and ultimately death. Cooper fleshes out this difficult relationship with his father, including I'm writing a memoir about a complicated father. His son tries to make sense of the man and of his own fee The title, The Bill from My Father, serves as a reminder throughout the book that there is a reason Cooper keeps his father at arm’s length most of the time–sometimes even farther, such as when he let a period of several years ago by without communication.
About book: Edward Cooper is a hard man to know. Dour and exuberant by turns, his moods dictate the always uncertain climate of the Cooper household. Balding, octogenarian, and partial to a polyester jumpsuit, Edward Cooper makes an unlikely literary muse. But to his son he looms larger than life, an overwhelming and baffling presence. Edward's ambivalent regard for his son is the springboard from which this deeply intelligent memoir takes flight
Bernard Cooper's new memoir is searing, soulful, and filled with uncommon psychological nuance and laugh-out-loud humor. If you want to see what memoir at its best is capable of, read The Bill from My Father. In it, Cooper captures the universal mysteriousness of having parents: how could these people be both so like us, and so completely foreign to us? How could they seem like both the only parents we could possibly have, and as arbitrary as if the stork dropped us by accident on their doorstep?
The Bill from My Father. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Independent Booksellers. The award-winning author of the memoir collections Maps to Anywhere and Truth Serum explores the themes of family, memory, and identity in his life, which he describes through his relationship with his enigmatic and eccentric father. 25,000 first printing. Read an excerpt of this book. Without missing a beat, my father drew himself upright, gulped the necessary air, and spit out the words with a force that caused his face to redden like a fanned coal. He pounded his fist in his open palm. He was good at ultimatums.
Cooper is a memoirist in the Tobias Wolff vein, and is a rueful, self-effacing, yet dazzlingly precise affair. Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times. one of the loveliest memoirs to come along in a great while. Kevin Smokler, San Francisco Chronicle. Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones. Resources and Downloads. High Resolution Images. Book Cover Image (jpg): The Bill from My Father. Trade Paperback 9780743249638. Author Photo (jpg): Bernard Cooper
Bernard Cooper's memoir is a 'stop everything in your life' reading experience. Bill from My Father flows with what I've come to think of as the standard "Cooperian" fluid, lucid prose. Mr. Cooper has an amazing ability to explore complicated interpersonal ties without ever losing me as a reader to sentimentality or gratuitously personal complications. In this he reminds me a lot of George Eliot.
And then the final shot to the solar-plexus, the epitaph his father had selected: You finally got me. A graceful memoir filled with pain, regret, confusion and wonder. Pub Date: Feb. 7th, 2006.