Reviews of The Arrogant Years

Seven Days Magazine
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Interview in Egypt's Seven Days Magazine

 
Montpellier Research in Management, University of Canterbury
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
by Leo-Paul Dana

Paper written by Leo-Paul Dana based on The Arrogant Years and The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit.

 
Montpellier Research in Management, University of Canterbury
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
by Léo-Paul Dana

Paper written by Léo-Paul Dana based on The Arrogant Years and The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit.

 
Naamat Magazine
Monday, June 18, 2012
by Tara Menon

The Arrogant Years is brilliantly conceived and excecuted. Its 400 pages chronicling Lagnado's Jewish heritage and personal and familial history make for a spellbinding read. She has depicted an era in Cairo that the world shouldn't forget.

 
Portland Book Review
Sunday, May 13, 2012
by Diane Prokop

It is a fascinating and masterfully-told story filled with amazing details of life in Cairo and as a young Jewish girl coming-of-age in Brooklyn.

 
The Jewish Journal
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
by Jonathan Kirsch

Each of Lagnado’s twin memoirs can be approached as a tribute, one to her father and one to her mother. Yet neither one of these books is merely a eulogy to a beloved parent. Precisely because Lagnado is a truth-teller as well as a story-teller, both Edith and Leon — and the author herself — loom up as fully human and utterly unforgettable.  

 
Reform Judaism Magazine
Thursday, March 1, 2012
by Bonny V. Fetterman

In this sequel, continuing the family saga in America, Lagnado focuses on her mother Edith, whom she adored and whose story is deeply intertwined with her own.  Throughout their lives, mother and daughter shared high hopes and expectations, as well as disillusionment and irretrievable losses. 

 
Hadassah Magazine
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
by Sanford Pinsker

 In her sharply etched coming-of-age memoir, Lucette trades “arrogance” for understanding and romantic impatience for the larger rhythms of Jewish wisdom. She may have begun her long journey as a stranger in a strange land, but what she comes to realize is the odd in the familiar and the familiar in the odd. Only writers of the first order—like Lagnado—can make this insight work in the shape and ring of their sentences.

 
Tulsa Book Review
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
by Aron Row

"The author vividly describes the clash of values and recaptures the intimate bonds forged between mothers and daughters as they struggle to find their place in the world. "

 
Elle Magazine
Saturday, October 1, 2011

When her family moved from Cairo to Brooklyn, Lucette Lagnado -- author of a new memoir. The Arrogant Years -- sought refuge in the glamour of leather-suited, super-mod secret agent Emma Peel. 

 

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