Dani Shapiro Uncovers Cathartic Family Secret in Latest Memoir

Through her previous nine bestselling books, Dani Shapiro has explored the profound question of how we come to be who we are, how the threads of family secrets, tragedy, spirituality, and joy layer and intertwine to create a unique being.

During a recent sold-out event at RJ Julia, Dani sat down with Roxanne to discuss her fifth memoir, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, how a commercial DNA kit revealed her hidden lineage, and her emotional connection to her family and faith. Roxanne says “it reflects the Zeitgeist of our times, issues of identity, family secrets, and how we tell our stories.”

Dani has written for the New Yorker, Salon, Elle, the New York Times, and has appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. This latest book has received wide acclaim from NPR, The New York Times, The Today Show and dozens of reviews.

Preview Dani’s NEW Podcast “Family Secrets” here!

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