This inspirational memoir is a compelling portrait of a child growing up in France under the shadow of artistic but also narcissistic parents and the personal and emotional journey she went through to heal and to arrive at self-acceptance.
This memoir is for biography lovers who enjoy reading about movies, music, the rich and famous, prominent celebrities and actors & actresses of the 1950s and 60s. This is a story about growing up in a family of the rich and famous that included a superstar dad whose drama made headlines in newspapers on a weekly basis.
Guided by Tanya's memories, we live through the psychological syndrome of being the child of a celebrity, dealing with fame and fortune, without the support system she needed. This autobiography is both about Tanya and her dad, Eddie Constantine. We follow the famous star and his singing and acting career, his love affair with Edith Piaf and his life under the spotlight. Sinatra of the Seine, as he was coined by one of the reporters, recorded a song "L'homme et l'enfant" that sold over a million copies in France alone, for which she and Eddie received a gold record from the Barclay Records label. That gold record was Tanya’s gift to Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier for their wedding in Monte-Carlo. This was also the song that inspired the movie of the same title, featuring Tanya alongside her famous dad. Tanya finds courage to leave her dysfunctional family system, and she finally comes to know herself.
It is truly an inspirational woman’s journey, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.