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PAULA PRIAMOS - THE SHYSTER’S DAUGHTER

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Paula Priamos's writing has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and the Washington Post Magazine. She contributed Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer (Random House, 2008). Priamos teaches English and creative writing at CSU San Bernardino.Her book, The Shyster's Daughter: A Memoir (Etruscan Press, 2012), is a story of love, crime, and the unbreakable bond between father and daughter.Her father, a high-profile Greek defense attorney, died under mysterious circumstances. When she began to investigate, she discovered a side to him that wreaked havoc with her family’s cherished image of him as a hard-working, honest man.Her findings eventually led to a stunning revelation on how we choose to remember family.She adds how each person saw him in separate anecdotal pages.Most people grow up with some family dysfunctions, andalthough mine might be more dramatic than many, I will discuss how Igrew beyond them - the abandonment of my mother and confronting my own

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