* A 'posthumous autobiography' of Tommy Lapid: holocaust survivor, journalist and unorthodox politician, written by his son Yair Lapid.; * Astonishing story encompassing the Jewish experience of 1930s Europe; the birth of Israel; London in the 1960s; Robert Maxwell's businesses in the 1980s and taking on the Israeli political system in the 21st century.; * Yair Lapid is leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party and a major figure in Israeli politics, a bestselling author and formerly his country's premier journalist and television presenter.; * Hebrew edition sold more than 70,000 copies in its first year.
Yair Lapid recently entered the Israeli political arena as the founder and leader of the political party Yesh Atid. Previously, he was one of Israel's leading journalists and broadcasters. He has published ten books, all of which have featured in the Israeli bestseller lists. Evan Fallenberg is author of the award-winning novels 'Light Fell' and 'When We Danced on Water'. His translations include Meir Shalev's 'A Pigeon and a Boy', a finalist for the PEN Translation Prize, and Ron Leshem's 'Beaufort', runner up for the TLS Risa Domb/Porjes Prize for the Translation of Hebrew Literature.
This is an extraordinary book, which was written by a person after he passed away. No one, not even his best friends, could revive Tommy better than his own gifted son. --Ehud Olmert, former Israeli Prime Minister; ...a literary tour-de-force in which the son reassembles the voice, the spirit of the father so absolutely that, for most of this big book, it is the man himself who turns the pages of his life and speaks directly to the reader. --Jewish Chronicle --Jewish Chronicle