Critics Daughter

Priscilla Gilman 92 presents her story of a unique father-daughter relationship and a moving memoir of family and identity in her new book The Critic’s Daughter.

Growing up on the Upper West Side of New York City in the 1970s, in an apartment filled with dazzling literary and artistic characters, Priscilla Gilman worshiped her brilliant, adoring, and mercurial father, the writer, theater critic, and Yale School of Drama professor Richard Gilman. But when Priscilla was ten years old, her mother, renowned literary agent Lynn Nesbit, abruptly announced that she was ending the marriage.

Join us for this wrenching story about what it means to be the daughter of a demanding parent, a revelatory window onto the impact of divorce, and a searching reflection on the nature of art and criticism. Presented by The Yale Club of New York City. Doors of the Rooftop open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments and the discussion begins at 7:00 p.m. ET. 

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