Reeve Lindbergh Biography
Reeve Lindbergh(full name: Reeve Morrow Lindbergh) is an American author from Caledonia County, Vermont who grew up in Darien, Connecticut. She is the daughter of aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) and author Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001). Lindbergh graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968.
Reeve Lindbergh Age|Birthday
How old is Lindbergh? She is 77 years old as of 2023. Lindbergh was born on October 2, 1945, in Connecticut, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 2nd of October every year.
Reeve Lindbergh Education
She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968.
Reeve Lindbergh Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Reeve Lindbergh Family|Parents|Siblings
She is the daughter of aviator Charles Lindbergh and author Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Her eldest brother, Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., the first of six children born to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, died in 1932 in a famous kidnapping — what many termed at the time “the crime of the century”. Her other siblings include aquanaut Jon Lindbergh (1932-), Land Morrow Lindbergh (1937-), writer Anne Spencer Lindbergh (1940–1993), and conservationist Scott Lindbergh (1942-), who raised rare monkeys in France. She discovered later in life that her father had three other families in Germany and Switzerland.
Reeve Lindbergh Husband|Married
She has been married twice. Lindbergh married her second husband, writer Nathaniel Wardwell Tripp(1944-), on February 11, 1987, in Barnet, Vermont, the same day she divorced her first husband, Richard Brown. Her second husband, writer Nathaniel Wardwell Tripp (1944-) wrote the Vietnam memoir, Father, Soldier, Son (1997) which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Reeve Lindbergh Children
She and Tripp have a son named Ben. She has not revealed information regarding her kid. This information is currently under review and will be updated soon.
Reeve Lindbergh BackGround
Reeve Lindbergh’s parents, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh were considered a “golden couple”. Her father’s famous solo, non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927 occurred 18 years before she was born. Hailed as a hero, Charles went on to marry the daughter of wealthy businessman Dwight Morrow, then served as the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
In 1932, Lindbergh’s firstborn, Charles Lindbergh Jr., was kidnapped from their home in Hopewell, New Jersey — and killed — 13 years before Reeve was born. Reeve’s parents never discussed the kidnapping with their children. As she relates, “ As the youngest, it’s been easiest for me. My brothers and older sister grew up under the shadow of the kidnapping and the war years.” In The Names of the Mountains, Lindbergh reveals what life as a Lindbergh was like after the death of her father through a fictional family. Under a Wing: A Memoir recounts Lindbergh’s life as a child growing up in Darien, Connecticut with her “loving but stern father”.
Charles did not allow his children to drink soda or eat candy, and he favored family discussion over watching television. He directed his family with a set of hard-and-fast rules. “There were only two ways of doing things—Father’s way and the wrong way,” Lindbergh notes in her book.
Reeve Lindbergh Children’s Books
Lindbergh began writing children’s books the day Jon died as an infant in 1985. She told the Philadelphia City Paper, “I was waiting for my family to come and meet me and I just sat there and started to write this little lullaby for Johnny.” ‘’The Midnight Farm’’, Lindbergh’s first published children’s book, “will comfort any child afraid of the dark,” said Eve Bunting in the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Lindbergh continued the animal theme in ‘’Benjamin’s Barn’’ about a young boy who discovers the jungle and prehistoric creatures, pirate ships, and a princess in a big, red barn.
Lindbergh turned into an American folk hero in ‘’Johnny Appleseed: A Poem’’, retelling how John Chapman traveled from the East Coast into the Midwest, planting apple seeds for future generations. An accomplished poetess, Lindbergh uses rhyming couplets to describe how spring comes on in ‘’New England in North Country Spring’’. “Lindbergh’s ebullient verse is a triumph song of spring’s melting, sensory flush,” wrote Publishers Weekly.
Reeve Lindbergh Fame and controversy
The build-up to World War II brought more controversy to the Lindbergh household. Charles Lindbergh was an outspoken isolationist and critic of U.S. military involvement against Nazi Germany. Putting her father’s views in perspective, Reeve states,
Even though my father’s views were controversial, he represented a lot of the thinking of the day. Isolationism was characteristic among many Americans at that time, otherwise, President Roosevelt wouldn’t have had such a tough time swaying public opinion.
Due to the fame and controversy surrounding Lindbergh, the family grew up outside the public eye in Darien, Connecticut. As Reeve explains it, “My parents represented this country in an extraordinary way, and people identified with them in a very personal way.” Lindbergh remembers her family leaving restaurants during a meal her father was recognized. As she recounts:… if we went out for dinner and a waiter or somebody at the restaurant wanted my father’s autograph, he would make us all get up and leave. I was furious. I thought why does he care; it’s just an autograph. But I had no way of relating to what they had been through.
Reeve Lindbergh Tragedy
Their son, Jonathan, died of a seizure at twenty months in 1985. Lindbergh’s mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who’d been visiting at the time of Jonathan’s death, told her daughter, that “the most important thing to do now was to go and sit in the room with the baby.” Her mother added, “I never saw my child’s body. I never sat with my son this way.” After the death of their child, the marriage “fell apart”. To overcome her grief, Lindbergh took up writing children’s books, saying later: “I would be lost without writing.”
Reeve Lindbergh Farming
Lindbergh and her second husband live in a 19th-century farmhouse in Passumpsic, Vermont, where they raise chickens and sheep.
Reeve Lindbergh Bibliography
- There’s a Cow in the Road!, Dial (New York, NY), 1993.
- Under a Wing: A Memoir, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 1998.
- Moving to the Country (novel), Doubleday (New York, NY), 1983.
- The View from the Kingdom: A New England Album (essays), photographs by Richard Brown, introduction by Noel Perrin, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (San Diego, CA), 1987.
- The Names of the Mountains (novel), Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 1992.
- John’s Apples (poems), illustrated by John Wilde, Perishable Press (Mt. Horeb, WI), 1995.
- Under a Wing (memoir), Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 1998.
- No More Words: A Journal of My Mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2001.
- Forward From Here: Leaving Middle Age–and Other Unexpected Adventures, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2008.
- Two Lives, Brigantine Media (St. Johnsbury, VT), 2018.
Reeve Lindbergh Quotes
“Time flies, but if I am willing to fly with it, then I can be airborne, too.”
“In one of the chapters of her book my mother characterizes the relationship of sisters as one that “can illustrate the essence of relationships,” an understanding companionship of two complete and independent individuals who choose to be together.”
“To lose such an important listener in life is like losing my shadow. With no shadow, does a person truly exist under the sun? With no listener, does a person really have a voice? Silence means so many things to human beings. Some of them are unbearable.”
Reeve Lindbergh Salary/Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earns from his writing career.