Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets?a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life. What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffabl The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secre...

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Title:Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
Author:Dani Shapiro
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:Inheritance
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Jan 26, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

  • Lori
    Jan 08, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

    I have to admit that the description of this did not sound very interesting to me. But sometimes I feel obligated to pick up books that are buzzed about so I'm informed. Well, I was wrong. Dani Shapiro writes a very well-researched, while still being personal and emotional, memoir abou...

    I finished this excellent audiobook in one day. I could not stop listening! There were several personal reasons why I identified with this memoir of Shapiro?s discovery that the father who raised her was not her biological father and path that led to both her biological father an...

    Dani Shapiro took a DNA test. The man she believed to be her biological father was not. She discovered her parents difficult conceiving a child led them to a clinic where her mother was artificially inseminated not with her father's sperm but with that of a young doctor. A first cousin...

  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Feb 28, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

  • Chantal
    Dec 10, 2018

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

    I have to admit that the description of this did not sound very interesting to me. But sometimes I feel obligated to pick up books that are buzzed about so I'm informed. Well, I was wrong. Dani Shapiro writes a very well-researched, while still being personal and emotional, memoir abou...

    I finished this excellent audiobook in one day. I could not stop listening! There were several personal reasons why I identified with this memoir of Shapiro?s discovery that the father who raised her was not her biological father and path that led to both her biological father an...

    Dani Shapiro took a DNA test. The man she believed to be her biological father was not. She discovered her parents difficult conceiving a child led them to a clinic where her mother was artificially inseminated not with her father's sperm but with that of a young doctor. A first cousin...

    ***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love in exchange for my honest review.*** INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love is the story of a middle-aged woman, writer Dani Shapiro, who learns...

    Dani Shapiro writes a thought provoking memoir about her exploration into paternity and identity. Shapiro submitted a DNA test just on a whim and for fun but unlike most people who do so, she received shocking news that her father wasn?t her biological father. She was raised an Ortho...

    ?I wasn?t my father?s daughter. The thought knifed through me, sharper each time I touched it.? Shapiro?s latest memoir, her fifth, is as penetrating and beautiful as we?ve come to expect from this masterful writer. Here, after taking a DNA test on a whim, she discovers her...

    This is an excellent memoir about a woman who decides to do an Ancestry.com DNA test. She did it on a whim, not expecting to find out her father is not her biological father. It's a fascinating topic to read about. More than once I've clicked on links of articles in Washington Post or ...

    https://chantalreviews.blogspot.com/2... This memoir, which is in four parts, is Dani Shapiro's most intimate memoir to date. Shapiro who has always considered herself her father's daughter is devastated to learn that he is not her biological father. Despite clues along the way, ...

  • Carol
    Jan 26, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

  • Jana
    Jan 18, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

  • Sharon Hart-Green
    Apr 09, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

  • Julie Ehlers
    Jan 20, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

  • Diane S ☔
    Feb 22, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

  • Jess
    Feb 17, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

  • Krista
    Feb 21, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

  • Sarah
    Oct 19, 2018

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

  • Rebecca
    Dec 16, 2018

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Apr 03, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

  • Sue Dix
    Dec 19, 2018

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

    I have to admit that the description of this did not sound very interesting to me. But sometimes I feel obligated to pick up books that are buzzed about so I'm informed. Well, I was wrong. Dani Shapiro writes a very well-researched, while still being personal and emotional, memoir abou...

    I finished this excellent audiobook in one day. I could not stop listening! There were several personal reasons why I identified with this memoir of Shapiro?s discovery that the father who raised her was not her biological father and path that led to both her biological father an...

    Dani Shapiro took a DNA test. The man she believed to be her biological father was not. She discovered her parents difficult conceiving a child led them to a clinic where her mother was artificially inseminated not with her father's sperm but with that of a young doctor. A first cousin...

    ***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love in exchange for my honest review.*** INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love is the story of a middle-aged woman, writer Dani Shapiro, who learns...

    Dani Shapiro writes a thought provoking memoir about her exploration into paternity and identity. Shapiro submitted a DNA test just on a whim and for fun but unlike most people who do so, she received shocking news that her father wasn?t her biological father. She was raised an Ortho...

    ?I wasn?t my father?s daughter. The thought knifed through me, sharper each time I touched it.? Shapiro?s latest memoir, her fifth, is as penetrating and beautiful as we?ve come to expect from this masterful writer. Here, after taking a DNA test on a whim, she discovers her...

    This is an excellent memoir about a woman who decides to do an Ancestry.com DNA test. She did it on a whim, not expecting to find out her father is not her biological father. It's a fascinating topic to read about. More than once I've clicked on links of articles in Washington Post or ...

    https://chantalreviews.blogspot.com/2... This memoir, which is in four parts, is Dani Shapiro's most intimate memoir to date. Shapiro who has always considered herself her father's daughter is devastated to learn that he is not her biological father. Despite clues along the way, ...

    Thank you firsttoread.com and Penguin Books for this ARC. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I have only read one other book by this author, and I wondered at the time why I just couldn?t connect with her story. Perhaps this book is the explanation. Haunting her for her entire life, ...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Nov 21, 2018

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

    I have to admit that the description of this did not sound very interesting to me. But sometimes I feel obligated to pick up books that are buzzed about so I'm informed. Well, I was wrong. Dani Shapiro writes a very well-researched, while still being personal and emotional, memoir abou...

    I finished this excellent audiobook in one day. I could not stop listening! There were several personal reasons why I identified with this memoir of Shapiro?s discovery that the father who raised her was not her biological father and path that led to both her biological father an...

    Dani Shapiro took a DNA test. The man she believed to be her biological father was not. She discovered her parents difficult conceiving a child led them to a clinic where her mother was artificially inseminated not with her father's sperm but with that of a young doctor. A first cousin...

    ***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love in exchange for my honest review.*** INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love is the story of a middle-aged woman, writer Dani Shapiro, who learns...

  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Feb 09, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

  • Jaclyn Crupi
    Jan 19, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

    I have to admit that the description of this did not sound very interesting to me. But sometimes I feel obligated to pick up books that are buzzed about so I'm informed. Well, I was wrong. Dani Shapiro writes a very well-researched, while still being personal and emotional, memoir abou...

    I finished this excellent audiobook in one day. I could not stop listening! There were several personal reasons why I identified with this memoir of Shapiro?s discovery that the father who raised her was not her biological father and path that led to both her biological father an...

    Dani Shapiro took a DNA test. The man she believed to be her biological father was not. She discovered her parents difficult conceiving a child led them to a clinic where her mother was artificially inseminated not with her father's sperm but with that of a young doctor. A first cousin...

    ***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love in exchange for my honest review.*** INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love is the story of a middle-aged woman, writer Dani Shapiro, who learns...

    Dani Shapiro writes a thought provoking memoir about her exploration into paternity and identity. Shapiro submitted a DNA test just on a whim and for fun but unlike most people who do so, she received shocking news that her father wasn?t her biological father. She was raised an Ortho...

    ?I wasn?t my father?s daughter. The thought knifed through me, sharper each time I touched it.? Shapiro?s latest memoir, her fifth, is as penetrating and beautiful as we?ve come to expect from this masterful writer. Here, after taking a DNA test on a whim, she discovers her...

  • Helga Cohen
    Feb 05, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

    I have to admit that the description of this did not sound very interesting to me. But sometimes I feel obligated to pick up books that are buzzed about so I'm informed. Well, I was wrong. Dani Shapiro writes a very well-researched, while still being personal and emotional, memoir abou...

    I finished this excellent audiobook in one day. I could not stop listening! There were several personal reasons why I identified with this memoir of Shapiro?s discovery that the father who raised her was not her biological father and path that led to both her biological father an...

    Dani Shapiro took a DNA test. The man she believed to be her biological father was not. She discovered her parents difficult conceiving a child led them to a clinic where her mother was artificially inseminated not with her father's sperm but with that of a young doctor. A first cousin...

    ***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love in exchange for my honest review.*** INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love is the story of a middle-aged woman, writer Dani Shapiro, who learns...

    Dani Shapiro writes a thought provoking memoir about her exploration into paternity and identity. Shapiro submitted a DNA test just on a whim and for fun but unlike most people who do so, she received shocking news that her father wasn?t her biological father. She was raised an Ortho...

  • Jeannie
    Apr 01, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

  • Tammy
    Feb 18, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

  • Edith
    Jan 15, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

  • Kaytee Cobb
    Mar 12, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

    I have to admit that the description of this did not sound very interesting to me. But sometimes I feel obligated to pick up books that are buzzed about so I'm informed. Well, I was wrong. Dani Shapiro writes a very well-researched, while still being personal and emotional, memoir abou...

  • Shelly
    Jan 05, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

    I have to admit that the description of this did not sound very interesting to me. But sometimes I feel obligated to pick up books that are buzzed about so I'm informed. Well, I was wrong. Dani Shapiro writes a very well-researched, while still being personal and emotional, memoir abou...

    I finished this excellent audiobook in one day. I could not stop listening! There were several personal reasons why I identified with this memoir of Shapiro?s discovery that the father who raised her was not her biological father and path that led to both her biological father an...

    Dani Shapiro took a DNA test. The man she believed to be her biological father was not. She discovered her parents difficult conceiving a child led them to a clinic where her mother was artificially inseminated not with her father's sperm but with that of a young doctor. A first cousin...

    ***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love in exchange for my honest review.*** INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love is the story of a middle-aged woman, writer Dani Shapiro, who learns...

    Dani Shapiro writes a thought provoking memoir about her exploration into paternity and identity. Shapiro submitted a DNA test just on a whim and for fun but unlike most people who do so, she received shocking news that her father wasn?t her biological father. She was raised an Ortho...

    ?I wasn?t my father?s daughter. The thought knifed through me, sharper each time I touched it.? Shapiro?s latest memoir, her fifth, is as penetrating and beautiful as we?ve come to expect from this masterful writer. Here, after taking a DNA test on a whim, she discovers her...

    This is an excellent memoir about a woman who decides to do an Ancestry.com DNA test. She did it on a whim, not expecting to find out her father is not her biological father. It's a fascinating topic to read about. More than once I've clicked on links of articles in Washington Post or ...

  • Michael
    Nov 27, 2018

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

  • Carly Friedman
    Jan 31, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

    I have to admit that the description of this did not sound very interesting to me. But sometimes I feel obligated to pick up books that are buzzed about so I'm informed. Well, I was wrong. Dani Shapiro writes a very well-researched, while still being personal and emotional, memoir abou...

    I finished this excellent audiobook in one day. I could not stop listening! There were several personal reasons why I identified with this memoir of Shapiro?s discovery that the father who raised her was not her biological father and path that led to both her biological father an...

  • Brandice
    Feb 13, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

  • Marika
    Oct 08, 2018

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

  • Zennifer
    Feb 08, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

  • Beth
    Feb 17, 2019

    Audiobook.... read by Dani Shapiro! I love her! I love her!!!!! I *love* Dani Shapiro!!!!! I really ?could? listen to Dani read the phone book!!! Keeping with tradition... having listened to Dani read her books before - I made sure to ( again) soak in our warm pool - ...

    You're 54 years old, always felt like the odd duck in your Jewish family, blond, blue eyed, pale, but you were not prepared for the results of your genealogical testing. Although you often felt like you didn't belong, you knew who you belonged to, who your parents were, but you never e...

    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro?s story of discovering at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father - Something that was never known to her. I cannot imagine learning of this type of news, thou...

    My full review can be found on BookBrowse. A compelling exploration of paternity, identity, and belonging, Inheritance centers on a shocking discovery about the author's ancestry. In early 2016, after submitting her DNA for analysis through Ancestry.com on a whim, Dani Shapiro found...

    But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing. As the book description and flap copy will tell you, Inheritance is about the time respected writer D...

    My sincere thanks to Author Dani Shapiro, Edelwiess, and Random House Publishing for providing this e-galley in exchange for my honest review. Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneaolgy, Paternity and Love was published January 15, 2019. Dani Shapiro's memoir first caught my eye as she is a...

    Wow. I don?t usually read a book this fast. I listened to this one on audible, excellently narrated by the author. I love her writing. This is only the second book I?ve read by her, but her writing is flawless. She makes it seem so easy, and I mean this as high praise. I don...

    2 1/2 stars. Dani Shapiro unexpectedly learns, at the age of 54, as a result of a DNA test, that the man she knew as her father was not biologically related to her. She and her husband very quickly figure out (not a spoiler) that her mother became pregnant as a result of donor sperm. T...

    Dani Shapiro was used to strangers? comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. How could it be that she was raised an Orthodox Jew? people wondered. It never occurred to her that there was any truth to these hurtful jokes. On a whim, in her fifties, she joined her husband in sendin...

    Follow Book Nation by Jen for reviews and recommendations. Do you really know the story of your life? Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and ritu...

    Their trauma became mine ? had always been mine. It was my inheritance, my lot. My parents' tortured pact of secrecy was as much a part of me as the genes that had been passed down. As ought to flit through anyone's mind who sends away a DNA test ?for fun?, when Dani Shapiro g...

    I am a great admirer of Dani Shapiro's writing, and this book did not disappoint. It is a beautifully told memoir that explores the true meaning of parenthood. Highly recommended! ...

    The author is in her 50s when she finds out that her father is not her biological father. Due to her religious upbringing and strong family background, this throws her whole identity out of focus. Fascinating look at how the fertility industry operated in its early days and the challen...

    Not many memoirs make me sit up and say woah. Dani Shapiro's book *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love* is THAT book. Dani, like many of us, submitted a sample of DNA for testing and for fun, but unlike many of us, she received shocking news that her father wasn't h...

    Inheritance was a five star book for me and those are so very few and far between. "It turns out that it is possible to live an entire life---even an examined life, to the degree that I had relentlessly examined mine---and still not know the truth of oneself." Dani Shapiro spent ...

    I can't imagine how I would feel after getting the results from Ancestry.com and realizing I am not related to my father. That is what happened to Dani Shapiro. She remembers looking in the mirror as a child and trying to figure out who she is, she doesn't look like any of her relative...

    Self-absorbed, white privileged author who is blissfully unaware of the real challenges of life as she ridiculously overreacts to genetic test results. ...

    I thought this would be an interesting book similar to Carolyn Abraham?s The Juggler?s Children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Shapiro mentions her role as writer again and again as well as her desire to make sense of her life. While memoir is an inherently self-indulgent genr...

    I read this book in two sittings?in fact, it is now 2:38 AM. I?ve just put down the book to opine to strangers on Goodreads that, despite a complaint from a disgruntled reader that the book is ?self-indulgent??I, too, was initially distrusting?trust me when I say that it ge...

    I really identified with this memoir as I recently made a discovery though DNA testing. My grandmother was born in 1921 and never knew her biological parents. I found them through contacting DNA matches in Michigan. Dani makes a discovery that shakes her to the core. Mine was not a dra...

    I have to admit that the description of this did not sound very interesting to me. But sometimes I feel obligated to pick up books that are buzzed about so I'm informed. Well, I was wrong. Dani Shapiro writes a very well-researched, while still being personal and emotional, memoir abou...

    I finished this excellent audiobook in one day. I could not stop listening! There were several personal reasons why I identified with this memoir of Shapiro?s discovery that the father who raised her was not her biological father and path that led to both her biological father an...

    Dani Shapiro took a DNA test. The man she believed to be her biological father was not. She discovered her parents difficult conceiving a child led them to a clinic where her mother was artificially inseminated not with her father's sperm but with that of a young doctor. A first cousin...

    ***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love in exchange for my honest review.*** INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love is the story of a middle-aged woman, writer Dani Shapiro, who learns...

    Dani Shapiro writes a thought provoking memoir about her exploration into paternity and identity. Shapiro submitted a DNA test just on a whim and for fun but unlike most people who do so, she received shocking news that her father wasn?t her biological father. She was raised an Ortho...

    ?I wasn?t my father?s daughter. The thought knifed through me, sharper each time I touched it.? Shapiro?s latest memoir, her fifth, is as penetrating and beautiful as we?ve come to expect from this masterful writer. Here, after taking a DNA test on a whim, she discovers her...

    This is an excellent memoir about a woman who decides to do an Ancestry.com DNA test. She did it on a whim, not expecting to find out her father is not her biological father. It's a fascinating topic to read about. More than once I've clicked on links of articles in Washington Post or ...

    https://chantalreviews.blogspot.com/2... This memoir, which is in four parts, is Dani Shapiro's most intimate memoir to date. Shapiro who has always considered herself her father's daughter is devastated to learn that he is not her biological father. Despite clues along the way, ...

    Thank you firsttoread.com and Penguin Books for this ARC. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I have only read one other book by this author, and I wondered at the time why I just couldn?t connect with her story. Perhaps this book is the explanation. Haunting her for her entire life, ...

    Meh, not for me. Well written, but I found the self -agonizing to be annoying. ...