Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

All tomorrow's parties: a memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

"In this carefully wrought coming-of-age memoir, a young American writer searches for home in an unlikely place: East Berlin immediately after the fall of the wall" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Rob Spillman—the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine—has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Born in Germany to two driven musicians, his childhood was spent among the West Berlin cognoscenti, in a city two hundred miles behind the Iron Curtain. There, the Berlin Wall stood as a stark reminder of the split between East and West, between suppressed dreams and freedom of expression.

After an unsettled youth moving between divorced parents in disparate cities, Spillman would eventually find his way into the literary world of New York City, only to abandon it to return to Berlin just months after the Wall came down. Twenty-five and newly married, Spillman and his wife, the writer Elissa Schappell, moved to the anarchic streets of East Berlin in search of the bohemian lifestyle of their idols. But Spillman soon discovered he was chasing the one thing that had always eluded him: a place, or person, to call home. In his intimate, entertaining, and heartfelt memoir, Spillman narrates a colorful, music-filled coming-of-age portrait of an artist's life that is also a cultural exploration of a shifting Berlin.

"With wry humor and wonder, Spillman beautifully captures the deadpan hedonism of the East Berliners and the city's sense of infinite possibility." —The New York Times Book Review

"A thrilling portrait of the artist as intrepid young adventure seeker." —Vanity Fair

"Convivial, page-turning . . . Spillman's life is a good one to read." —Washington Post

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780802124838
9780802190406
9781982478179
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID374e6e98-ccca-63e5-668c-d06f8b9491e8
Grouping Titleall tomorrows parties
Grouping Authorrob spillman
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-07-25 03:35:17AM
Last Indexed2021-07-25 04:12:11AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Hillgartner, Malcolm,
authorSpillman, Rob.
author2-roleHillgartner, Malcolm,narrator.
hoopla digital.
author_displaySpillman, Rob
available_at_catalogCarmichael
Central
McClatchy
detailed_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
McClatchy
McKinley
display_description

"In this carefully wrought coming-of-age memoir, a young American writer searches for home in an unlikely place: East Berlin immediately after the fall of the wall" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Rob Spillman—the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine—has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Born in Germany to two driven musicians, his childhood was spent among the West Berlin cognoscenti, in a city two hundred miles behind the Iron Curtain. There, the Berlin Wall stood as a stark reminder of the split between East and West, between suppressed dreams and freedom of expression.

After an unsettled youth moving between divorced parents in disparate cities, Spillman would eventually find his way into the literary world of New York City, only to abandon it to return to Berlin just months after the Wall came down. Twenty-five and newly married, Spillman and his wife, the writer Elissa Schappell, moved to the anarchic streets of East Berlin in search of the bohemian lifestyle of their idols. But Spillman soon discovered he was chasing the one thing that had always eluded him: a place, or person, to call home. In his intimate, entertaining, and heartfelt memoir, Spillman narrates a colorful, music-filled coming-of-age portrait of an artist's life that is also a cultural exploration of a shifting Berlin.

"With wry humor and wonder, Spillman beautifully captures the deadpan hedonism of the East Berliners and the city's sense of infinite possibility." —The New York Times Book Review

"A thrilling portrait of the artist as intrepid young adventure seeker." —Vanity Fair

"Convivial, page-turning . . . Spillman's life is a good one to read." —Washington Post

format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
id374e6e98-ccca-63e5-668c-d06f8b9491e8
isbn9780802124838
9780802190406
9781982478179
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT12209541Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12209541Available Online
hoopla:MWT11607960Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11607960?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ils:.b24092046.i73675921Central810.92 S756 20161falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b24092046.i73675969McKinley810.92 S756 20161falsefalseCheck Shelfmckag
ils:.b24092046.i73675933Carmichael810.92 S756 20161falsefalseOn Shelfcarag
ils:.b24092046.i73675957McClatchy810.92 S756 20161falsefalseOn Shelfmccag
overdrive:2906989b-8c8e-44c2-8a3c-a712a5a0a3e2-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2021-07-25T11:12:11.476Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog810.92 S756 2016
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
McClatchy
McKinley
primary_isbn9780802124838
publishDate2016
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
hoopla:MWT12209541eBookeBookEnglishGrove/Atlantic, Inc., 2016.1 online resource
hoopla:MWT11607960eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishBlackstone Publishing, 2016.1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 42 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b24092046BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishGrove Press, [2016]344 pages ; 22 cm
overdrive:2906989b-8c8e-44c2-8a3c-a712a5a0a3e2eBookeBookEnglishGrove Atlantic2016
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT12209541Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
hoopla:MWT11607960Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b24092046.i73675921On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b24092046.i73675969Currently UnavailableCheck Shelffalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b24092046.i73675933On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b24092046.i73675957On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
overdrive:2906989b-8c8e-44c2-8a3c-a712a5a0a3e2-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAuthors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Berlin (Germany) -- Biography
Editors -- United States -- 20th century -- Biography
Editors -- United States -- Biography
Electronic books
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
Spillman, Rob
title_displayAll tomorrow's parties : a memoir
title_fullAll Tomorrow's Parties A Memoir
All tomorrow's parties : a memoir / Rob Spillman
All tomorrow's parties : a memoir [electronic resource] / Rob Spillman
title_shortAll tomorrow's parties
title_suba memoir
topic_facetAuthors, American
Biography & Autobiography
Editors
Electronic books
Nonfiction
Spillman, Rob
Travel