A Memoir
by Peter Birkenhead

Free Press/March 2010

GONVILLE is the story of a son coming to terms with his alternately charismatic, mortifying, thoughtful, violent, generous, and cruel father.

About the Author
Peter Birkenhead is a regular contributor to Salon.com, where he writes personal essays and cultural criticism. An essay about Oprah's endorsement of The Secret was the most-read piece on the site in 2007. He's also a regular contributor to Marie Claire Magazine, and has written for GQ, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and other publications. As an actor he has extensive stage and television credits. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Alice. Visit his website at: http://www.peterbirkenhead.com